bacteria

Three North Carolinians have died from Vibrio infections this year, all in July; DHHS issues precautions

BY: - July 28, 2023

Three North Carolinians have died from Vibrio infections so far this year, according to state health officials, representing a third of those who have been infected. Vibrio are naturally occurring bacteria that┬álive in warm seawater or brackish water (mixed salt and fresh water, as is found in an estuary or salt marsh) and can be […]

Two cases of potentially fatal Vibrio infections reported in Dare County; bacteria thrives in hot ocean waters

BY: - July 25, 2023

Two cases of Vibrio, a potentially serious and sometimes fatal illness, were reported in Dare County from July 20 to 25, the local health department announced today. The new cases bring the statewide total to 47 so far this year, according to North Carolina health department data. This number is significantly higher than the 31 […]