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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. 2.Foods associated with it: Vibrio Parahaemolyticus 1.What would make this bacteria thrive in a food service establishment? Most people become infected by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters. Less commonly, this organism can cause an infection in the skin when an open woundnis exposed to warmseawater. 3.Illnesses ~When ingested, Vibrio p causes: watery diarrhea often with abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills. ~Usually these symptoms occur within 24 hours of ingestion. ~Vibrio p can also cause an infection of the skin when an open wound is exposed to warm seawater. 3.Complications to @ risk groups ~Severe disease is rare and occurs more commonly inpersons with weakened immune systems. 4. Incubation period 2-48 hours SYMPTOMS watery diarrhea abdominal cramping nausea vomiting feverand chills Usually these symptoms begin within 24 hours of exposure 6.Duration: 2-8 days You should not expect any long term health outcomes after recover. Long term health outcomes COOK PROPERLY 8.PREVENTION MEASURE 7. Best control factor to prevention ·Reputable suppliers ·Cook and store the food at the appropiate temperature (storage:below 40F) (cooking: above 140F) ·Keep your food preparation areas clean This bacteria is found on seafood, and requires the salt environment of sea water for growth. Vibrio para is very sensitive to cold and heat. Patricia Balesteros
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