Bacteria spreading in warming oceans

2011-09-13 21:17

Brussels - Scientists say the warming of the world's oceans could harm human health and cost millions.

A paper to be released in Brussels this week says warmer seawater is fostering the proliferation of Vibrios bacteria, which cause food poisoning, gastroenteritis, septicemia and cholera.

The paper, a synthesis of more than 100 projects funding by the European Union since 1998, says "millions of euros in health costs may result from human consumption of contaminated seafood, ingestion of water borne pathogens, and, to a lesser degree, though direct occupational or recreational exposure to marine diseases."

The paper was produced by Project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, which is holding a conference in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday.

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