February 21, 2011

African Dust May Increase Seafood Poisoning

Richard Gray, Telegraph


Telegraph

Researchers have found that harmful bacteria found in seawater flourish in the presence of dust that comes from the Sahara desert in western Africa, as well as other areas of continent.

They warn that as climate change causes such desert areas to grow, the risk of seafood poisoning could rise around the world.

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TAGGED: Food Poisoning, Bacteria, Dust, Africa, Bacterial Infection, Food Safety, Vibrio, Seafood, Global Warming

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