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Sharks and riptides are the most common fears cited among beachgoers, but a potential killer that’s much smaller is raising alarm along the Gulf Coast. The predator is a microscopic, flesh-eating bacterium that …
International Business Times · 5/14/2015
The Florida Department of Health in Bay County offers some useful tips to prevent getting a dangerous bacterial infection caused by Vibrio Vulnificus The Florida Department of Health wants the public to know how to …
mypanhandle.com · 5/18/2015
About half the people infected by vibrio vulnificus, the more virulent of the two common strains, are killed by the bacteria. And many of those who survive the disease are left with life-altering disabilities, including …
The Huffington Post · ByJoe Satran · 5/16/2015
Food Poisoning
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What's causing these rare, but life threatening, cases of flesh eating disease? The cause is a naturally occurring bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus. We have seen some tragic results in recent weeks. Two people on the Coast lost their legs to flesh eating ...
WLOX 13 · ByKaren Abernathy · 1 day ago
The illness is most commonly associated with seafood. The CDC report showed that at least 19,000 cases relating to "vibrio vulnificus" were tracked last year, which lead to 7 deaths and 4,400 infections. Factors attributed to its rise may be the increase ...
HNGN · 5/18/2015
food poisoning
The predator is a microscopic, flesh-eating bacterium that attacks quickly and causes a severe, life-threatening illness. The bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, kill one in three people who become infected and thrive in…
Raw Story · 5/15/2015
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
It is just the latest death connected to the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria - which normally lives in warm seawater - in the Volusia and Flager counties. Nine people have died in the area from the bacteria this year. Mr Konietzky, a married father, had ...
Daily Mail · 9/30/2013
As summer arrives and the waters get warmer, The Florida Department of Health is urging Floridians with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water, which may harbor bacteria called …
The Global Dispatch · 6/17/2014
Wayne Anderson of Irvington was a life-long fisherman. And it was something in the water where he spent his life, that took his life, earlier this fall. “I hope and pray to God I never have to see something like that again in my life,” said David Cox ...
WKRG News 5 · 11/4/2013
vibrio vulnificus
Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in …
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