Another consequence of warming oceans: reproduction of cholera bacilli

Scientists and environmentalists have always been concerned about the possible effects of climate change. But who would have thought that, due to higher water temperatures in the seas and oceans will increase the concentration of pathogens, such as bacteria Vibrio, which causes people to severe food poisoning, gastroenteritis and even sepsis.

But it is true and it has been proven in the report, presented by the two-day conference in Brussels on climate change that is taking place these days. In the 200-page document details the results of more than 100 research projects funded by the European Union for more than 10 years. The data show that since 1980, when it was first recorded in the warming of the oceans, the cholera bacillus began to multiply rapidly.

Today it is the adverse weather conditions, not a lack of hygiene, play an increasingly important role in the onset of various diseases. In particular, serious intestinal disorders are the result of contamination of the water and the seafood consumed by people. According to scientists, the warming of the oceans will be worth millions of euros spent on health care in the coming years.

The paper also highlighted the many other adverse effects, such as documentaries, as well as projected due to global warming, including melting ice, rising sea levels, soil erosion coast, increasing the frequency and intensity of storms and hurricanes, as well as changes in the chemical composition of sea water, such as acidification and deoxygenation.

As one of the participants in the report of the newspaper Daily Mail, «the most striking — is overwhelming evidence that it is happening now." So, in 2006, the Baltic countries, which, in fact, belong to well-off countries in terms of compliance with health standards and hygiene, there was an increase the number of people who become ill with gastroenteritis, the cause of which is the cholera bacillus.

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