A certain very aggressive bacteria is on the rise, feeding and thriving on the dispersed oil-mix:
Someone can get infected with it through a small wound. A tiny scratch during beach walking is enough. Once infected, people with a slight precondition are getting eaten alive in a short time. Already within 24 hours they can die.
The situation is obviously more serious than the goverment will admit.
But it has granted funds for a rapid response study:
One quote from above article is a matter of concern:
"Adaptation to the spilled oil may result in an increase in some types of vibrios"
Folks, they are talking about a mutation of the bacteria through Corexit. This is not far fetched: For example, the Gulf Blue Plague bacteria showed these signs of mutation:
This can evolve into a very serious threat for people living within the Gulf region...