Extraintestinal Vibrio infections in Mauritius

  • Mohammad I. Issack Central Health Laboratory, Victoria Hospital, Candos
  • Deoraz Appiah SSR National Hospital, Pamplemousses
  • Ameen Rassoul Flacq Hospital
  • Mahesswaree N. Unuth Victoria Hospital, Candos
  • Nehma Unuth-Lutchun SSR National Hospital, Pamplemousses
Keywords: Mauritius, Vibrio alginolyticus, Vibrio parahaemolytcius, Vibrio cholerae non-O1, Cellulitis, Septicemia, Otitis externa


Few extraintestinal Vibrio infections have been reported in the African region. We report 3 cases from Mauritius: one case of Vibrio alginolyticus otitis externa; one case of soft tissue infection caused by non-O1 Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus; and one fatal case of non-O1 V. cholerae cellulitis and septicaemia.


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Issack MI, Appiah D, Rassoul A, Unuth MN, Unuth-LutchunN (2008) Extraintestinal Vibrio infections in Mauritius. J Infect Dev Ctries 2:397-399. doi: 10.3855/jidc.205
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