2005 - Vibriosis

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 2005, there were no reported cases of vibriosis in Indiana. Figure 1 shows the number of reported vibriosis cases (11) for the five-year period 2001-2005.

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