Raw and inadequately cooked:
- Marine products (fish and prawn)
Mode of Spread
- Bacteria from raw seafood contaminate cooked food through direct contact (cross contamination)
- Watery diarrhoea
- Abdominal cramp
Onset of illness
4-30 hours (usually 12-24 hours)
Keep your food preparation areas clean
- Keep raw seafood separate from other foods when shopping and storing groceries.
- Wash hands, cutting boards, countertops, cutlery and utensils after handling raw seafood.
- Avoid cross contamination from raw to cooked foods
Cook and store your food at the appropriate temperatures
- Most infections caused by V. parahaemolyticus can be prevented by thoroughly cooking seefood, especially oysters.
- Store raw and cooked food separately.
- Wash seafood, fish and prawns properly with clean water
|Last reviewed||:||12 September 2008|
|Writer||:||Dr.A’aisah bt. Senin|
|Norrani bt. Eksan|