Even today the whole world has not recovered from the Corona epidemic and now new troubles are troubling people. One of these is Vibrio vulnificus. Recently in California, a woman had to have her hands and legs amputated after eating tilapia contaminated with a bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus.

Now you must be wondering whether this is Vibrio vulnificus, so let us know about it.

Woman’s hands and legs had to be amputated

Recently a case has come to light, which you will be shocked to hear. In fact, 40-year-old Laura Barajas from California had bought a Tilapia fish from the market which was infected with a deadly flash eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. The woman ate this fish and after that the infection spread throughout her body, due to which the doctor had to amputate both her hands and legs.

What is Vibrio vulnificus?

Vibrio vulnificus is a type of bacteria that can cause deadly infections. According to the National Library of Medicine, in Latin Vibrio means to vibrate and vulnificus means to wound. Its infection occurs when a person eats undercooked food. Apart from this, it can also affect when a person comes in contact with swimming pool or water with an open wound. This bacteria causes severe damage to the body parts very quickly.

What are the symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus?

The infection spreads rapidly in the body and can cause fever, low blood pressure and painful blisters.


-redness in the skin

-painful rash



-fast heartbeat

-pus ulcers


How deadly is bacteria?

The infection of this bacteria starts spreading rapidly throughout the body. It is considered quite dangerous because in such cases immediate treatment is required. It badly damages the body parts. One out of every five people dies due to this infection.

How to avoid Vibrio vulnificus?

-Do not eat undercooked sea food.

-Before eating seafood, make sure that it is well boiled and cooked.

-Do not keep cooked and uncooked seafood together on the table.

-Wash hands thoroughly after preparing seafood

-Stay away from sea or salt water if you have wounds or scratches.

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