This one is important guys, this Vibriro bacteria is causing sportfishemen to loose fingers and even legs due to the serious infections it causes, follow the link for the entire article.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a species of Vibrio that usually infects oysters but also causes wound infections, had never been a problem for oystermen in Prince William Sound, Alaska and Puerto Mott, Chile. But in 2004 in Alaska and 2005 in Chile, Vibrio parahaemolyticus contaminated oyster farms and caused thousands of people to get sick with diarrhea and gastroenteritis.
Dr. Joseph McLaughlin, Acting Chief, Alaska Section of Epidemiology at that state’s Department of Health and Human Services and one of the investigators of the outbreak, found the affected oyster farm extended 621 miles north of British Columbia, the northernmost recorded source of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections carried by oysters. He also found rising surface water temperatures where the oyster farm was located.
“The outbreak in Alaska is a good example of how global warming is bringing infectious diseases northward,” Dr. McLaughlin said. The Chesapeake Bay has also seen a rise in water temperatures, and the data collected by NRNS show an increase in Vibrio wound infections in Maryland and Virginia.