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SafeOysters.org - Gateway

Vibrio vulnificus

Infection from Consumption of Raw
Shellfish or Marine-Related Wounds


This website was the result of an "At-Risk Consumer and Physician Vibrio vulnificus Education" project funded by the National Sea Grant College Program Gulf Oyster Industry Initiative.   In addition, the following people and organizations were vital to the website's development:

Principal Investigators

  • Tori Stivers, Seafood Specialist
    Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant
    University of Georgia
  • Keith Gates, Associate Director
    Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant
    University of Georgia

Medical Collaborators

  • Anna M. Wright, MD, Associate Professor & Program Director
    Dept. of Community Health/Family Medicine
    University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville
  • Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Epidemiologist Epidemiology Branch, Georgia Division of Public Health
    Georgia Department of Human Resources

Sea Grant Collaborator and Website Manager

  • Pamela Tom, Program Manager
    Sea Grant Extension Program and California Sea Grant
    University of California, Davis

Photo Credits

  • Florida Department of Public Health
  • Louisiana Seafood Board
  • Pamela Tom, University of California
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Translators and Reviewers

  • Maria V. Chang-Lee - (Spanish) Principal, Consultant, Chula Vista, CA
  • Victor Garrido - (Spanish) U. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Yen T. Nguyen - (Vietnamese) Instructor, Consumnes River College, CA
  • Angel Suarez - (Spanish) Ceti Translations and Publications Services, Annandale, VA
  • Abigail Villalba - (Spanish) Virginia Tech Sea Grant, Hampton, VA

Website Layout and Design

  • Charlotte Ingram, Computer Graphic Artist
    Georgia Sea Grant
    University of Georgia 
  • Ramiro Casillas
    Amino Computers
  • Yoshi S. Mochizuki
    Mochizuki Consulting

SafeOysters.org is a gateway to Vibrio vulnificus information
for health care providers, food educators, consumers, fishermen 
and commercial processors.

Updated: 3/9/2009 - Send comments or questions to:web editor.