vibriosis

noun
vib·​ri·​o·​sis | \ˌvi-brē-ˈō-səs \
plural vibrioses\ ˌvi-​brē-​ˈō-​ˌsēz \

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

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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, "Vibrio Vulnificus: What to Know About The 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Has a New Jersey Man Fighting For His Life," 10 July 2018 Fever and nausea are also red flags that the vibriosis infection has spread to the bloodstream. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "Vibrio Vulnificus: What to Know About The 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Has a New Jersey Man Fighting For His Life," 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, "A man went crabbing - and came back with flesh-eating bacteria that now threaten his life," 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, "Texas woman's death from eating raw oysters rare, not exactly flesh-eating bacteria," 9 Jan. 2018 Still, around 80,000 people get sick with vibriosis every year and around 100 of them die, the CDC says. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "A Woman Died From 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria After Eating Raw Oysters. Here's What You Need to Know," 9 Jan. 2018 About 1 in 4 people die from vibriosis, according to the CDC. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "A Texas Woman Contracted a Fatal Flesh-Eating Bacteria From Oysters," 10 Jan. 2018 Most cases of vibriosis resulting from the consumption of raw oysters clear up in a few days, the CDC states, after diarrhea and vomiting. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Texas woman's death from eating raw oysters rare, not exactly flesh-eating bacteria," 9 Jan. 2018 Once at the hospital, she was diagnosed with vibriosis, an infection caused by bacteria in the genus Vibrio. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "A Woman Died From 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria After Eating Raw Oysters. Here's What You Need to Know," 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

noun
vib·​ri·​o·​sis | \ˌvib-rē-ˈō-səs \
plural vibrioses\ -​ˌsēz \

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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