Vibriosis 2003

Table 1. Vibriosis Cases by Race and Sex, Indiana, 2003

  2003 1999-2003
Cases Rate* Cases
Total 5 0.08 14
Race
   White 4 0.07 8
   Black 0 0 2
   Other 0 0 0
   Not Reported 1 - 4
Sex
   Male 4 0.13 12
   Female 0 0 1
   Not Reported 1 - 1

*Rate per 100,000 population based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s population data as of July 1, 2003

Vibriosis is an illness caused by the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It normally lives in warm seawater and causes disease in those who eat contaminated seafood or have an open wound exposed to seawater. Ingestion of Vibrio parahaemolyticus can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

In 2003, 5 cases of vibriosis were reported in Indiana; and during the five-year period 1999-2003, 14 cases were reported. Figure 1 shows the number of reported cases per year for 1999-2003.

You can learn more about vibriosis by visiting the following Web site:
http://www.in.gov/isdh/25416.htm