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Epidemiology and Pathogenicity of Non-01 Vibrio Species and Related Organisms

  • S. C. Sanyal
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


Several new species of the genus Vibrio have been recognized in recent years thanks to improved laboratory techniques, which have allowed the isolation and differentiation of members of the genus Vibrio and allied organisms. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of these new species have drawn the attention of epidemiologists and basic scientists alike. Some of these species, such as V. vulnificus, V. alginolyticus, V. damsela, and V. metschnikovii, do not cause diarrhea but cause certain extraintestinal lesions. For example, V. vulnificus has been implicated in fulminating septicemia and a rapidly progressing cellulitis; V. alginolyticus and V. damsela, in superficial skin and ear infections; and V. metschnikovii (an opportunistic pathogen), in peritonitis and bacteremia. This chapter will focus on the current status of knowledge on the epidemiology and pathogenicity of vibrios other than V. cholerae 01 and related organisms which cause diarrhea in humans.


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