07 August 2014

• Why Are There More Deadly Bacteria in Our Waters?

“Unfortunately, Vibrio vulnificus [the flesh-eating virus] is not the first warm water-dwelling bacteria to wreak havoc on swimmers and marine animals. Last summer, officials in Hartford, Connecticut issued a recall of oysters and clams after more than five people reported seafood-related illnesses.

”The state’s Bureau of Agriculture later linked the illnesses to a warm water-dwelling bacteria, prompting a suspension of shellfish harvests until the fall, when seawater was expected to cool down.”

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