Vibrio vulnificus, a microorganism that can lead to severe skin breakdown and ulcers, was detected in a recently deceased individual from Suffolk County. Following this discovery, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has addressed New YorkersContinue Reading Death in New York possibly linked to oysters prompts updates on public health precautions
Climate impacts on diseases including foodborne infections pose a growing threat, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).
The agency said there is a need to move from planning to action and to improve awareness…Continue Reading EU report warns of climate impact on foodborne diseases
Authorities in New Zealand are looking at changing the rules on shellfish to tackle Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposal includes requirements for a Vibrio parahaemolyticus management plan for growers and the…
Continue Reading New Zealand considers rule changes to tackle Vibrio
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…
Continue Reading Scientists warn of emerging Vibrio risk; say there should be mandatory reporting
More than 30 people have fallen sick in the past few months with Vibrio infections in New Zealand.
Due to the increase in Vibrio parahaemolyticus cases around the country this summer, New Zealand Food Safety…
Continue Reading Mussels linked to 30 Vibrio infections in New Zealand
Seven Australian states have recorded more than 100 Vibrio illnesses linked to raw oysters from South Australia.
There are 56 people sick in South Australia since September and three have been hospitalized. Western Australia has…
Continue Reading More than 100 sick in Australia as oysters recalled
Dozens of illnesses have been reported in two Australian states linked to the consumption of oysters in the past couple of months.
In total, 36 Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections from eating raw oysters have been notified…
Continue Reading Vibrio cases prompt raw oyster warning in South Australia
Scientists have found half of prawns sampled were contaminated with Vibrio in the United Kingdom but the strains of bacteria identified do not cause severe disease in humans.
Quadram Institute researchers studied Vibrio in prawns…
Continue Reading Researchers find Vibrio types in prawns in United Kingdom pose low risk to humans
Food safety officials in New Zealand have again warned people not to eat raw mussels because of a risk of Vibrio infection.
Figures from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) show a spike…
Continue Reading New Zealand renews raw mussels warning due to Vibrio rise
Two people are sick in New Zealand with food poisoning after eating mussels.
New Zealand Food Safety warned consumers to thoroughly cook mussels before eating after the duo became ill in the Nelson-Tasman region.