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Emergence of non-choleragenic Vibrio infections in Australia


Harlock, M and Quinn, S and Turnbull, AR, Emergence of non-choleragenic Vibrio infections in Australia, Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 46 pp. 1-9. ISSN 2209-6051 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.33321/cdi.2022.46.8


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

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Vibrio, shellfish, illness, outbreak
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Infectious agents
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture oysters
UTAS Author:Turnbull, AR (Dr Alison Turnbull)
ID Code:148938
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2022-02-23
Last Modified:2022-10-17
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