1887
Rapid communications Open Access
Like 0

Abstract

In July 2011, a Vibrio alginolyticus infection was diagnosed in a woman from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, British Isles after sea bathing and application of a natural seaweed dressing to a pre-existing leg wound. Microbiological investigation confirmed Vibrio in the wound and the species of seaweed used for the dressing. The washing of open wounds in seawater and use of unsterilised seaweed dressings should be discouraged, particularly in individuals with underlying risk conditions.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/10.2807/ese.16.42.19994-en
2011-10-20
2017-11-18
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/ese.16.42.19994-en
Loading
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/eurosurveillance/16/42/art19994-en.htm?itemId=/content/10.2807/ese.16.42.19994-en&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah
Comment has been disabled for this content
Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error