“The bacterium can invade the bloodstream, causing a severe and life-threatening illness with symptoms like fever, chills, decreased blood pressure (septic shock) and blistering skin lesions” – those are the major symptoms as described in medecine. Funk was flown to a shock trauma hospital in Baltimore, where doctors amputated his leg, However he died in a few days. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating the matter. Vibrio vulnificus occurs naturally in brackish, warm water with low salinity, For many infected people, the worst symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting. In some cases a fatal disease occurs. In the North Atlantic, the study found that as temperatures warmed, numbers of vibrio bacteria also grew.