Researchers have provided insights into Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections in the United Kingdom, finding the majority in people returning from Southeast Asia.

Scientists analyzed archived Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains isolated from domestic infections and travelers into the UK from 2008 to 2018 and who had submitted clinical samples to Public Health England (PHE)’s Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit. A total of 48 strains were retrieved from the PHE strain collection showing it is rare in the UK.

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