vibriosis

noun
vib·​ri·​o·​sis | \ ˌvi-brē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce vibriosis (audio) \
plural vibrioses\ ˌvi-​brē-​ˈō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce vibriosis (audio) \

Definition of vibriosis

: an infectious disease of sheep and cattle caused by a bacterium (Campylobacter fetus synonym Vibrio fetus) and marked by infertility and abortion also : infection with or disease caused by a vibrio

Examples of vibriosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, Doktor tells Business Insider’s Woodward, the team warns that vibriosis isn’t the only infectious disease at risk of spreading due to global warming. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 21 June 2019 To lower one’s chances of contracting vibriosis, the CDC recommends not eating raw or undercooked shellfish and covering open wounds with waterproof bandages. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 21 June 2019 People with vibriosis become infected either by consuming raw or undercooked seafood or by exposing an open wound to seawater. Susan Scutti, CNN, 3 July 2019 According to Sara Chodosh of Popular Science, V. vulnificus is one of about a dozen species known to cause vibriosis, an infection that affects some 80,000 people every year. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 21 June 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vibriosis causes an estimated 100 deaths in the U.S. each year. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, 10 July 2018 Fever and nausea are also red flags that the vibriosis infection has spread to the bloodstream. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, 10 July 2018 About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cleve Wootson, chicagotribune.com, 10 July 2018 But a much more serious and very rare strain of vibriosis, called Vibrio vulnificus, can cause wound infections or primary septicemia, a bloodstream infection characterized by blistering skin lesions and fever, the CDC reports. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of vibriosis

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vibriosis

New Latin, from Vibrio

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“Vibriosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vibriosis. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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vibriosis

noun
vib·​ri·​o·​sis | \ ˌvib-rē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce vibriosis (audio) \
plural vibrioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce vibriosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of vibriosis

1 : an infectious disease of sheep and cattle caused by a bacterium of the genus Campylobacter (C. fetus synonym Vibrio fetus) and marked especially by infertility and abortion
2 : infection with or disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Vibrio: as
a : an infectious disease of fish that is caused by a vibrio (V. anguillarum) and is marked especially by hemorrhages and ulcerations of the skin
b : a gastrointestinal illness of humans that is caused by consuming raw or undercooked fish or shellfish contaminated with a vibrio (as V. parahaemolyticus or V. vulnificus)

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