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Questions and answers on vibrios

BfR FAQ of 13 July 2020

From now on, those going for a bathe in the sea at the height of summer might have to pay more attention. Bacteria of the genus Vibrio multiply at high water temperatures and can enter the human body via small, unnoticed wounds. There they can cause wound infections. Another way of infection is the consumption of fish and seafood that are eaten raw or not sufficiently heated. In this case, vibrios can cause diarrhoea. Scientists assume that the number of Vibrio infections will increase. The reason for this could be climate change and the associated increase of sea temperatures.



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