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Fri Aug 8, 2014, 01:38 PM

Enjoy Florida's Beautiful Beaches- Catch a Flesh-eating Bacteria

Be afraid to go back in the water... very afraid...

Vibrio thrives in warm water and this naturally occurring bacteria is striking those with open wounds or weaker immune systems with 32 hospitalized in the state.

But in the ocean waters and the Gulf Of Mexico, a naturally-occurring bacteria called vibrio vulnificus has state health officials issuing an alert after a 10th person died this month in the State from an infection from the rare flesh-eating bacteria... http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/officials-warn-flesheating-bacteria-treasure-coast-waters-18164.shtml?wap=0&


Thanks global warming and BP... thanks alot!!!

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 8, 2014, 01:58 PM

1. Avoid brackish and stagnant waters like some canals and lagoons.




All manner of nasty stuff thrives there.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 8, 2014, 01:59 PM

2. Vibrio is nothing new

Most likely to get by eating shellfish in summer.
Keep some neosporin around and apply to all nicks and cuts.

I am in Fl on the water today. Water temp 84 and crystal clear.

No worries.

Just wait for shark week if you like to be very afraid ha ha

Lightening is something to actually worry about.

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 8, 2014, 03:52 PM

4. nothing new, but 10 dead in the state from it this year...

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 8, 2014, 02:13 PM

3. between this and tsunamis, I am sticking with the desert.

 

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