Fox News dealt with the effects of climate change today in a section on carnivorous bacteria on Shepard Smith Reporting . It even ran with the Chyron "study: climate change could lead to more infections".
"Now that meat eats bacteria. The authorities say it could spread across the east coast. Researchers say the reason is that climate change is opening up new environments, "said Shep Smith Wednesday. The carnivorous bacterium has spread to Delaware Bay between Delaware and New Jersey. Researchers say the disease has infected five people in recent years. In the eight years before, according to Smith, only one case was documented.
"You can get sick if you get infected, we have an open cut or wound or eat contaminated seafood." Scientists say it occurs in places like Texas and Louisiana where the water is very warm, "said the Fox News anchor. When the water heats up in the north, the disease also moves.
Jonathan Serrie, Fox News correspondent said, "Infections used to be very unusual because of the cooler water." He read in the Internal Medicine Journal study: "Doctors should be aware of the possibility that V-Vulnific Infections occur more frequently outside of traditional geographical areas. "
Dr. William Schaffner warned anyone who was immune to the consumption of raw shellfish and anyone with an infected cut who was in a body of water to seek medical help immediately.
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