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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008


Clinical Characteristics and Molecular Subtyping of Vibrio vulnificus Illnesses, Israel

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Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • List the predisposing factors for infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus biotypes 1 and 2.
  • Identify the differences between infections caused by V. vulnificus biotypes 1 and 2 and biotype 3.
  • Describe the types of fish associated with V. vulnificus biotype 3 infection.
  • Describe the mortality associated with V. vulnificus biotype 3 infection.
  • List the predictors of mortality in V. vulnificus biotype 3 infection.

Medscape CME Editor

Beverly Merritt, Technical Writer-Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Beverly Merritt has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape CME Author

Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, University of California, Orange; Director, Division of Faculty Development, UCI Medical Center, Orange, California. Disclosure: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Ronit Zaidenstein, MD; Chantal Sadik, MD; Larisa Lerner, MD; Lea Valinsky, PhD; June Kopelowitz, PhD; Ruth Yishai, PhD; Vered Agmon, PhD; Michele Parsons, MS; Cheryl Bopp, MS; and Miriam Weinberger, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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