A Downside of Eating Out for this Middle-Aged Man

Potential for infection is everywhere for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.

A 55-year-old man with alcoholic cirrhosis presents to the hospital with fever, chills, and malaise. He denies any ill contacts and was feeling well a few days ago. He reports eating at a seafood restaurant 2 days before his illness.

Which of the following organisms is the most likely cause of his symptoms?

A. Escherchia coli
B. Vibrio vulnificus
C. Shigella
D. Cyclospora
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