As the summer months bring beachgoers to coastal communities, they also signal the peak season for vibriosis, a disease known to cause thousands of illnesses annually in the United States. This presentation will offer a closer look at Vibrio species and the infections they cause in humans, interviewing tips for shellfish-associated case investigations, and a look at how shellfish traceback data is used to identify outbreaks. You will also catch an exclusive sneak peek of the Washington COE’s new Vibrio Toolkit!
Laurie K. Stewart, MS
Foodborne and Waterborne Disease Epidemiologist
Washington State Department of Health
- Identify the three Vibrio species most likely to cause human disease in the US
- Describe three interviewing techniques that can be used to elicit a detailed shellfish history
- Explain how shellfish traceback information is used to identify vibriosis outbreaks
Diving into Vibriosis presentation slides [PDF, 3,835KB]