Valeria Torok, Khandaker Mahbub, Graham Fletcher and Alison Turnbull


Oysters Tasmania, Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, Public Health Laboratory Tasmania

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Technical Report

Background information

This risk profile was commissioned following the 2016 multi-jurisdictional outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus associated with Tasmanian shellfish. A pilot survey identified potentially pathogenic V. parahaemolyticus at harvest and Vibrio Control Plans were implemented. The risk profile considers information from a 2.5 year Vibrio survey of 11 oyster growing areas in Tasmania.



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This risk profile was conducted as part of FRDC project 2018-031Assessing the risk of pathogenic Vibrio species in Tasmanian Oysters. It was supported by funding from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation on behalf of the Australian government.

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