Five people have been infected by the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus in a region of the East Coast of the United States which had previously seen only one case in nearly a decade and researchers at Cooper University in New Jersey have said this may be a result of climate change. Five individuals from Delaware Bay were infected with the flesh eating bacteria during the summers of 2017 and 2018, according to a letter published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine (June 18, 2019).

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