|Categories:||Zoonotic; causes hemolysis; motile; notifiable diseases and bacteria|
|Etymology:||Genus name: The vibrating organism|
Species epithet: causes wounds
|Type Strain:||324 = ATCC 27562 = CCUG 13448 och 16394.|
||Relatively large (about 3 mm in diameter), greyish white and glistening colonies on blood agar. Some strains give hemolysis on blood agar (see image).|
||Motile and curved rod (0.5-0.8 x 1.4-2.6 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase V (= indole V)|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate V, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Glucose (gas) -. The carbohydrates, which are variable (V) in the above table, can be used to differentiate the three biogroups of V. vulnificus.
|Spec. Char.:||Halophililic (= salt loving). Can grow in upp to 6% NaCl.|
|Reservoir:||Warm (17-20°C) seawater|
|Disease:||Fish (primarely eel): vibriosis. Man: wound infections, sepsis and gastrointestinal infections. The latter often after intake of inadequately cooked see food (primarely oysters).
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 120 species within genus Vibrio have been described. Members of this genus are closely related to members within the genera Aliivibrio and Listonella.|
|Legislation:||Human infections of V. vulnificus are according to the Swedish communicable disease act notifiable to the county medical officer and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. V. vulnificus belongs to category B as a potential bioterrorism agent according to NIAID. V. vulnificus is a zoonotic pathogen.|
|Comment:||Three different biogroups have been identified. V. vulnificus can cause very serious food poisonings.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...