Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

NOAA One Health Logo

NCCOS Vibrio Predictive Models | Vibrio Background


One Health Priority Focus Areas: 

Vibrio spp. are bacteria that occur naturally in our coastal waters, but certain species and strains are highly harmful to human health. While rare, infection from water or food-borne exposure to Vibrio vulnificus is the most serious, often requiring hospitalization, and carries a high case fatality rate.

Because of the human health consequences and association with the consumption of raw seafood, state managers are responsible for regulating the shellfish industry to reduce consumer risk. Knowing where and when to expect elevated Vibrio concentrations and environmental conditions promoting rapid Vibrio growth can inform management practices and individual grower harvest decision-making.

Scroll to Top