This year, the first death of Vibrio sepsis came.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a 74-year-old woman from Gyeonggi Province died of Vibrio sepsis on the 20th of last month.

The dead were treated at the hospital for symptoms such as edema and dyspnea since the 15th of last month, but died within five days.

Vibrio sepsis can become infected if seafood, such as fish and shellfish, is eaten raw or undercooked, and if contaminated seawater touches the wound.

Most patients develop from August to September, when the temperature of seawater rises above 18 ℃.

Symptoms such as acute fever, chills, lowering blood pressure, abdominal pain, and vomiting usually occur, and skin lesions such as rashes and edema occur within 24 hours of symptoms, and blisters may form.

It usually occurs in high-risk people with chronic diseases such as chronic liver disease, diabetes, alcoholism, etc. As the mortality rate increases to 50%, special attention is required.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, "This year, the first patient with Vibrio sepsis was reported in January earlier than the previous year, and in May, two patients were reported."

To prevent vibrio sepsis, fish and shellfish should be thoroughly washed with clean water and cooked, and cooked cutting boards and knives must be sterilized before use.

People with skin injuries should also avoid entering contaminated seawater.