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An afternoon dip at Anclote River Park infected her leg with a deadly saltwater bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. She spent two months in the hospital and feels fortunate to still have her leg, after multiple surgeries to save …
wfla.com · 20 hours ago
Anclote River Park
We’ll briefly explore a few of these now. species of Vibrio. Vibrio vulnificus causes severe skin ulcers, gangrene, and deadly blood infections in people who expose cuts to warm saltwater containing the bacteria, as well …
Eye On Annapolis · 1 day ago
A Charlotte County Man is undergoing intense treatment for Vibrio. Vibrio Vulnificus lives in Punta Gorda waters. Bill Mango is the first person to contract the infection this year in Southwest Florida. Wink News is …
WINK News · 8/21/2015
Punta Gorda Waters
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Now, 74-year old Bill Mango is undergoing intense treatment. He had a small cut on his leg that got infected with the bacteria vibrio vulnificus. In many cases, the bacteria can be deadly and can become "flesh eating" if …
ABC7 · 8/19/2015
Port Charlotte man
You've likely heard of a "flesh-eating bacteria" hitting Florida and other states this summer. While the bacteria are real, public health officials say the "flesh-eating" part is not. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacterium that lives in warm ...
CNN · 8/8/2014
Fresh on the heels of news out of Hillsborough County that a man had died due to Vibrio vulnificus, the Florida Department of Health has confirmed the fourth fatality for 2015. This time the death, confirmed Thursday, occurred in Lake County, near Orlando ...
Patch · BySherri Lonon · 6/25/2015
The latest on the Vibrio vulnificus situation in the state of Florida shows that there has been 12 cases identified by health officials, including 3 fatalities. This follows 2013, when the Sunshine State reported 41 cases and 11 deaths, the highest number ...
The Global Dispatch · 7/31/2014
UPDATE: Man dies in Sarasota after being exposed to virus at the beach. Sarasota County issues public health warning. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Following the deaths of nine individuals who contracted Vibrio Vulnificus, the Florida Department of …
Space Coast Daily · 10/4/2013
It’s the stuff of nightmares: a type of bacteria that takes over and essentially eats a person alive. But it’s real. Last week, a 26-year-old man went for a swim at a beach in Florida’s Hernando County and contracted a bacterial infection that killed ...
News Week · 6/27/2015
(CNN) — You’ve likely heard of a “flesh-eating bacteria” hitting Florida and other states this summer. While the bacteria are real, public health officials say the “flesh-eating” part is not. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacterium ...
WGNO · 8/8/2014

Vibrio vulnificus

Species
Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped, Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas, V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae, t…
Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped, Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas, V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. Infection with V. vulnificus leads to rapidly expanding cellulitis or septicemia. It was first isolated in 1976. The capsule, made of polysaccharides, is thought to protect against phagocytosis. The observed association of the infection with liver disease might be due to the capability of more virulent strains to capture iron bound to transferrin. Toxin production plays a relevant role in pathogenicity.
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