Antarpreet Jutla

New Study Points to Concerns of Dangerous Vibrio Bacteria in Florida’s Coastal Waters Following Hurricane Ian

When Hurricane Ian struck Southwest Florida in September 2022, it unleashed a variety of Vibrio bacteria that can cause illness and death in humans, according to a new study conducted in October 2022 by researchers at the University of Florida and the University of Maryland, based on genome sequencing as well as satellite and environmental data collected off the coast of Lee County, where Hurricane Ian hit directly.