Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Public health officials in New Zealand are reminding people to thoroughly cook collected shellfish to avoid Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection.

New Zealand is in the warmer summer months of the Southern Hemisphere now and in previous such seasons, there has been a rise in Vibrio infections.

Between November 2021 and July 2022, there

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Researchers have been unable to pinpoint the source of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus outbreak in China this past year.

In May 2021, an outbreak occurred caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus O10:K4 infection.

Emergency departments of three hospitals in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, treated several patients with acute gastroenteritis. They attended the same wedding banquet.

Continue Reading The source of a Vibrio outbreak in China remains unknown

The number of foodborne outbreaks in Hong Kong declined this past year, according to recently released figures.

Statistics cover outbreaks related to food premises and businesses that were reported to the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in 2021.

The CFS received 199 referrals
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Researchers have called for more focus on Vibrio infections in Australia because of the potential impact of climate factors and a growing industry.

Australia currently produces almost 8,900 tons of oysters per year with expanded production expected in the next few years.

Vibrio infection is not a nationally notifiable disease
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