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The CDC recommends the following precautions to avoid Vibrio vulnificus infections:
- Avoid exposing open wounds to warm saltwater, brackish water or to raw shellfish.
- Wear protective clothing when handling raw shellfish.
- Cook shellfish thoroughly and avoid food contamination with juices from raw seafood.
- Eat shellfish promptly after cooking and refrigerate leftovers.