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)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Outbreaks of vibriosis are also expected to migrate further northward as temperatures tick up and sea levels rise. Meghan Herbst, WIRED, 26 Oct. 2022 Symptoms of Vibrio infection, or vibriosis, include watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills. Carma Hassan, CNN, 18 Oct. 2022 The agency said about 80,000 people get vibriosis in the United States each year, and about 100 people die from it. Staff And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2022 Not everyone with these risk factors who encounters the bacteria will get sick, said Fred Lopez, a professor of medicine and a specialist in infectious diseases at Louisiana State University, but most seriously ill vibriosis patients have them. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 The agency said about 80,000 people get vibriosis in the U.S. each year, and about 100 people die from it. CBS News, 18 Aug. 2022 Four cases of vibriosis, which is linked to vibrio, have been reported in Mobile County, according to the county health department. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 27 July 2022 The Centers for Disease Control estimates that vibriosis causes 80,000 illnesses each year in the United States. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 28 June 2022 People can contract vibriosis by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters, as well as entering through open wounds while in salt or brackish water. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 28 June 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Vibrio

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vibriosis was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Vibriosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vibriosis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

vibriosis

noun

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