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Shore moratorium good for bay, public health

OPINION: Gov. Hogan: Place moratorium on chickenhouses, fund water quality monitoring on the Shore.<p>Alarming data on poultry farms and pollution have …

Guest Post: Federal Court Upholds Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

Swimming not recommended in Chesapeake Bay for 48 hours after a heavy rain

Chesapeake Bay - As the weather warms up and people start flocking to the bay for a dip in the water, be on the lookout for potential advisories and …

Biological Health Hazard – Vibrio vulnificus fatal infection: Rappahannock River, Virginia

<b>Biological Hazard –</b> Bacterial Infection (Vibriosis – Fatal)<p><b>VIBRIO VULNIFICUS – USA (02): (VIRGINIA) …

Comprehensive Analysis of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strain Extracellular Serine Protease VpSP37

Abstract<p>Proteases play an important role in the field of tissue dissociation combined with regenerative medicine. During the years new sources of …

Five Vibrio vulnificus infections linked to the Chesapeake Bay

Calvert County, MD health officials have reported at least five Vibrio vulnificus infections linked to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries this …

Chesapeake Bay: Safe to Swim?

Evolve Medical Clinics | August 27, 2015 | 2 Comments<p>Swimming in the <b>Chesapeake Bay</b>: What are the Risks?<p><b>Health Risks of Swimming in the Chesapeake …

Wash your hands after a beach day!

<b>Article:</b> Shaw, Kristi S., et al. “Recreational swimmers’ exposure to <i>Vibrio vulnificus</i> and <i>Vibrio parahaemolyticus</i> in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, …

Warming Trend: How Climate Shapes Vibrio Ecology

Color-enhanced transmission electron micrograph of <i>Vibrio cholerae</i>, one of multiple pathogenic vibrios whose ecology is closely tied to changes in …

Environmental Health

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Beach Warnings Likely to Rise: Experts

The number of people infected by a potentially deadly flesh-eating bacterium in Florida and other states is likely to rise as the weather turns …

With Global Warming, Expect More Deadly Vibrio Cases

The tiny <i>Vibrio</i> bacterium making headlines this past week is far more dangerous than the sharks causing panic along some Florida beaches. You should get to know a bit about <i>Vibrio</i> because, as waters warm globally, we can expect to see far more cases of the deadly <i>Vibrio</i> bacterium.<p><b>Different …

Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria found in local waterways

A 75-year-old Hanover man died recently after developing a flesh-eating bacterial infection from the Rappahannock River.<p>According to WTVR, Charlie …

Vibrio infections reported around the Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON – Several cases of bacterial infection have been reported in the areas around the Chesapeake Bay.<p>To date, 16 cases of vibrio have been …

Flesh-eating bacteria a low risk on Chesapeake Bay

August 10, 2014|By Tamara Dietrich, tdietrich@dailypress.com<p>Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria — one contracted by a man boating on the …

In Chesapeake Bay waters warmed by summer sun, a deadly pathogen lies in wait

The last thing Rodney Donald was expecting during his family’s vacation on the Chesapeake Bay was to almost lose a leg to an aggressive bacteria growing in the brackish waters.<p>“I’ve grown up on the bay my whole life, and I’m 66,” said Donald, propped up in a bed at MedStar Washington Hospital …

Potential Risk of Vibrio Infection from Chesapeake Bay

<b>LEONARDTOWN, MD</b>– Vibriosis (vibrio) is a rare but potentially dangerous infection associated with swimming in natural waters, particularly warm …

Warning: Flesh-eating bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay

<i>Photo above: John Streb shows the arm in which he contracted vibriosis.</i><p><b>By Rebecca Lessner</b><p><b>For the MarylandReporter.com</b><p>With a flesh-eating bacteria …

Cyanobacteria could help manage nitrogen to benefit Chesapeake Bay | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- A novel approach to harness bacteria that could diminish nutrient-laden runoff from agriculture has the potential to support …

Kids' Drug-Resistant Bacteria Blamed on Farm Antibiotic Use

Children's health is suffering due to the excessive use of antibiotics in farm animals, according to a new report.<p>Kids are becoming infected with …

Medicine

US appeals court upholds Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan

A U.S. appeals circuit court on Monday upheld a federal program aimed at reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, despite a challenge from farmers, builders and the attorneys general of 21 states located mostly outside the region.<p>The unanimous ruling, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. …

When a Healthy Diet Meets a Planet in Peril

In the movie <i>Interstellar</i>, civilization is on the verge of collapse. Corn and okra have become the planet’s last viable crops, and even they are …

Deeper climate pollution cuts urged for Maryland

Assured that Maryland is on track to significantly reducing its climate-altering pollution, a broad-based state commission called Thursday for the …

Climate

Climate realities sink in

As if the failings of a do-nothing Congress and the continued strife in the Middle East weren't depressing enough, it's been a rough week for those …

Fall 2015 | The Climate Cure

<i>The atmosphere and oceans contain more carbon now than at any other time in human history while the soil, a carbon storehouse, is being robbed of the</i> …

SF Bay Microplastic Pollution Surpasses Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay

(CBS SF) — Alarmingly high levels of pollution from tiny pieces of plastic are contaminating the San Francisco Bay, according to a new study.<p>The San …

Scientists say Maryland’s gigantic new oyster reef is a pearl that could save the Chesapeake Bay

The world’s tallest building stands in Dubai. The largest city is in Japan. Brazil’s Amazon is the largest rain forest. And the largest airport sits in the middle of a Saudi Arabian desert.<p>But Maryland can lay claim to the world’s largest man-made oyster reef. It was finished just days ago, and …

USDA CREP Buffers Clean Water and Help Restore Chesapeake Bay

With a buffer zone in place, water quality has improved.At the English farm in York County, Pennsylvania, you’ll find a comfortable streamside …

Farming

Hogan proposes Chesapeake pollution trading plan

The Hogan administration announced Friday a renewed effort to devise a "pollution trading" system in Maryland, which proponents contend could speed …

O'Malley still has 'scars' from Chesapeake Bay cleanup

CLOSE<p>Martin O'Malley speaks to Register editorial board<p>It took years to bring together rural and urban residents on efforts to help clean up the …