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Emergence of non-choleragenic Vibrio infections in Australia

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Harlock, M, Quinn, S and Turnbull, AR ORCID: 0000-0001-5701-8728 2022 , 'Emergence of non-choleragenic Vibrio infections in Australia' , Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 46 , pp. 1-7 , doi: 10.33321/cdi.2022.46.8.

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Abstract

Vibrio infection was rarely reported in Tasmania prior to 2016, when a multistate outbreak of Vibrioparahaemolyticus associated with Tasmanian oysters was identified and 11 people reported ill. Sincethen, sporadic foodborne cases have been identified following consumption of commercially- andrecreationally-harvested oysters. The increases in both foodborne and non-foodborne Vibrio infectionsin Tasmania are likely associated with increased sea water temperatures. As oyster productionincreases and climate change raises the sea surface temperature of our coastline, Tasmania expects tosee more vibriosis cases. Vibriosis due to oyster consumption has been reported in other Australianstates, but the variability in notification requirements between jurisdictions makes case and outbreakdetection difficult and potentially hampers any public health response to prevent further illness.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Harlock, M and Quinn, S and Turnbull, AR
Keywords: Vibrio, shellfish, illness, outbreak
Journal or Publication Title: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Publisher: Australia Department of Health
ISSN: 2209-6051
DOI / ID Number: 10.33321/cdi.2022.46.8
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© 2022 Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Health This publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- Non-Commercial NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode

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