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The overall mortality rate for diagnosed Vibrio infections, including ingested contaminated seafood and punctures/exposure of open wounds to high marine concentrations of vibrio, is about 35% which pretty much matches up with the stats mentioned in the link. The good news for those who may be alarmed by the information is that local waters are below 68° so the skin puncture risk is virtually nil for now. But since seafood can be shipped from amy places the risk of infection from consuming raw, or undercooked, seafood is still an important concern. Here's an article, written for primarily for doctors, but readily understandable for almost anyone, that lays out information in a straightforward manner. Take away for TF members would be to seek immediate attention for scrapes, cuts, punctures that quickly become much more bothersome than one might expect when warm saltwater is involved. Mention "vibrio" when telling your story because most docs have never seen a case, and suspected cases need to be treated empirically before they are confirmed. Any delay in treatment results in a rather dramatic rise in the fatality rate.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0815/p539.html
 
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