A study using a half-century of data has linked climate change and warming sea temperatures with an increase in illnesses from the common vibrio bacteria. Shellfish growers, fighting a particularly virulent strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, are changing their harvest protocols.
Widely distributed in shellfish and the coastal waters they inhabit, Vibrio vulnificus bacteria account for 95 percent of all seafood-related deaths in the United States.
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