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  1. Vibrio vulnificus

    Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas, V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae, the causative agent of cholera, Infection with V. vulnificus leads to rapidly expanding cellulitis or septicemia. It was first isolated in 1976.

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  1. Vibrio vulnificus

    A species of halophilic bacteria in the genus VIBRIO, which lives in warm SEAWATER. It can cause infections in those who eat raw contaminated seafood or have open wounds exposed to seawater.

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