Food safety

Risk assessment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in seafood

Microbiological risk assessment series 16, interpretative summary and technical report

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FAO/WHO

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English

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Overview

Vibrio parahaemolyticus are common causes of diarrhoeal disease worldwide. These marine micro-organisms, native in estuarine waters globally, concentrate in the gut of filter-feeding molluscan shellfish, such as oysters, clams and mussels. Raw and undercooked seafood, including finfish, represent the principal vehicle of transmission to humans.