Warming of Baltic Sea waters favorable for Vibrio bacteria growth - ULAC

  • 2020-06-29
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Warming waters in the Baltic Sea are favorable for the growth of Vibrio bacteria, which may pose a threat of infection, Lithuania’s Center for Communicable Diseases and AIDS (ULAC) warned on Monday.

The center expects high levels of bacteria to be found in Klaipeda County and in Parnu, Estonia.

People can become infected with vibriosis when swimming in sea waters with a detected higher concentration of these bacteria, also when eating thermally untreated seafood. The most frequent manifestations of vibriosis include watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills.