from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Infection with the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus, often the result of eating undercooked seafood from contaminated waters.
  • n. A venereal infection in cattle and sheep caused by the bacterium Vibrio fetus, often producing infertility or spontaneous abortion.

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  • n. infection by bacteria of the genus Vibrio


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  • The Washington state Health Department has closed some beaches to oyster harvesting at Samish Bay and the Hood Canal near Hoodsport, Mason County, because several people who ate raw oysters were sickened by a bacterial disease called vibriosis.

    The Seattle Times

  • Officials say 18 cases of vibriosis are linked to commercial operations and four cases to recreational harvesting in Puget Sound and on the Washington coast.

    The Seattle Times

  • DFO's Chinook look ready when they are released, but their immune systems aren't fully evolved, she said - and most will die from vibriosis, a bacterial disease that attacks fish in salt or brackish water.

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  • An area of Hood Canal between the Hamma Hamma and Duckabush rivers is closed to oyster harvesting until Oct. 1 after five people who ate raw oysters from there were sickened by vibriosis, a bacteria-borne illness.

    The Seattle Times


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