Rapid Warming of Baltic Sea Linked to Increase in Bacterial Infections

Yale Environment 360: The warming of the Baltic Sea is causing an increase in bacterial infections that can lead to cholera and gastroenteritis, according to a new study. An international team of researchers found that each year temperatures in the Baltic Sea spiked by 1 degree C was accompanied by a 200-percent increase in vibrio infections, which can cause serious ailments in humans who ingest the water or eat contaminated shellfish. Vibrio bacteria are generally found in warmer, tropical waters, but the bacteria can......

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