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Infection-causing ocean bacteria 'colonise' human skin in just TEN minutes as people swim in the sea

It only takes a ten-minute swim in the ocean to get your skin covered in a coat of sea-dwelling bacteria, research has found.  A team went to a California beach and recruited a set of beach goers, who only swam in the ocean infrequently and weren't using sunscreen.  After taking swabs from participants' skin before and after swimming, they found a common ocean bacteria called Vibrio, typically found in salt water.  While Vibrio isn't necessarily bad, some strains are 'disease-causing' and raise the risk of infection by disrupting your skin's delicate microbiome.  Read more....

 

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