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What does VVU stand for?

VVU stands for Vibrio Vulnificus (bacterium)

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Of the more than I1 species of Vibrio known to infect humans, the most common agents of non-cholera Vibrio gastroenteritis in the United States are Vibrio parahacmolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2009; Morris & Black, 1985).
But it doesn't take more money to require growers to have written plans to prevent contamination, importers to certify that their foods are safe, and Gulf Coast shellfish to be pasteurized during the warm months when they get contaminated with deadly Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
Then in 2007 I ate an oyster and got Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterial infection that kills 95 per cent of its victims in two days.