2/07/2013 05:30:00 PM

Quote of the Day: Oyster Poisoning Potentially More Fatal as Oceans Warm

"While all the other pathogens have shown a nice decline, the vibrios are about twice what it was since 1998. In a little over a decade, incidence has doubled. They’re still relatively small numbers - but it's a very striking increase.”

-Leading vibrio researcher Glenn Morris of the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute on the amount of deadly vibriosis found in oysters. [HuffPo]

1 comment :

  1. Actually, Vibrio vulnificus illness numbers were down significantly in 2012. It remains to be seen if this is the result of better handling practices by harvesters and dealers, or some other factor, but the decline from 30-35 /yr to 20/yr is significant.