The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) reported Monday on the second case of Vibrio in 2018. The species has been identified as Vibrio vulnificus.
The exposure took place while swimming in either Mobile Bay or Gulf of Mexico waters. Necrotizing fasciitis — an infection that results in the death of the body’s soft tissue — was not present in this case. The case is currently under investigation by MCHD’s Infectious Diseases & Outbreak division.