Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Marine Microbes and Toxins Research Activities

Marine Microbes and Toxins Research Topics


Dr. Linda Rhodes
Program Manager
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Ecology of V. parahaemolyticus

Since 1998, there has been a significant increase in Vibrio parahaemolyticus-related gastroenteritis from the consumption of raw oysters harvested in Washington State, partly attributed to increases in water temperatures. This poses both a threat to public health and results in severe economic losses to the shellfish industry. Increased illnesses have continued to plague both public health authorities and shellfish growers in this region in spite of recent diligent monitoring and stricter post-harvest handling protocols.

This project aims to:

Project Staff

Rohinee Paranjpye, William Nilsson, Gladys Yanagida

Important prior research