Vibrio parahaemolyticus was isolated from water and oysters collected from seven different sampling stations in the Great Bay and Little Bay estuarine areas of New Hampshire. The morphological and biochemical characteristics of 50 isolates conformed in general to those described for this organism in the literature. All isolates produced hemolysis on blood-agar. To date, there have been no reports of V. parahaemolyticus food poisoning outbreaks due to the consumption of fish or shellfish harvested from this estuarine region.
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Bartley, C.H. and L.W. Slanetz. 1971. Occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in estuarine waters and oysters of New Hampshire. Applied Microbiology 21:965-966.
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