Forwarded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Forwarded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
CDC Health Advisory:
Severe Vibrio vulnificus Infections in the United States Associated with Warming Coastal Waters
September 1, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Health Advisory today to:
  • Notify healthcare providers, laboratories, and public health departments about recent reports of fatal Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus) infections, including wound and foodborne infections.
  • Urge healthcare professionals to consider V. vulnificus as a possible cause of infected wounds that were exposed to coastal waters, particularly near the Gulf of Mexico or East Coast, and during periods with warmer coastal sea surface temperatures.
  • Share important guidance for managing V. vulnificus wound infections.
Additional information about Vibrio infections, including those due to V. vulnificus, can be found on the newly updated CDPH Vibriosis website: Vibriosis (
Vibriosis is a nationally notifiable disease. In LA County, healthcare providers must report all Vibrio infections to Public Health within 1 working day. 
Los Angeles County DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control:
Long Beach Health and Human Services:
Pasadena Public Health Department:
  • Complete a Pasadena CMR and send by fax to 626-744-6115, or
  • Call 626-744-6089 weekdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm
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