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Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida
ABC News ^ | 7/29/14 | KATIE M

Posted on 07/29/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT by Kartographer

Home> Health Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida Jul 29, 2014, 12:12 PM ET By KATIE MOISSE Katie Moisse More from Katie » Katie Moisse Health Editor via Good Morning America PHOTO: Crescent Beach in Sarasota, Fla. is pictured in this file photo. Florida Officials Warn About Deadly Bacteria in Water Next Video Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Service Dog Auto Start: On | Off

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease.

Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If ingested, it can cause stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also infect open wounds and lead to “skin breakdown and ulceration,” according to the CDC.

“Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater,” the Florida Department of Health said in a statement.

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TOPICS: US: Alabama; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bacterium; cholera; fl; florida; omigod; sensationalism; vibriovulnificus
As if Ebola isn't enough already!
1 posted on 07/29/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

South Jersey has actually had a rather cool summer so far. 70’s and 80’s. I’m loving it.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 11:38:03 AM PDT by mware
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To: Kartographer

It’s always something.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kartographer

That’ll be good for tourism


4 posted on 07/29/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: dfwgator
"It’s always something."

I know! Mickey D's forgot to put the hot sauce in with my burritos this morning!!!;-)
5 posted on 07/29/2014 11:40:59 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
he CDC recommends the following precautions to avoid Vibrio vulnificus infections . . . . Wear protective clothing when handling raw shellfish.

WTF? Am I supposed to wear a Hazmat suit when cooking lobster?

6 posted on 07/29/2014 11:44:29 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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7 posted on 07/29/2014 11:47:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: mware

Also been extremely cool in the Midwest. Several record lows set for the month of July. We had a 48 on the morning of July 3rd.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

We are just now seeing 100 degree days. That usually comes late June down here.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Kartographer

Folks, you don’t want to give this bacteria a place to set up housekeeping. The lesions are frightening. Check out some images on the internet for yourself.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Kartographer
"Vibrio vulnificus wound infections have a mortality of approximately 25%. In patients in whom the infection worsens into septicemia, typically following ingestion, the mortality rate rises dramatically to 50%. The majority of these patients die within the first 48 hours of infection."

Ughh. It's like seaborne plague.

11 posted on 07/29/2014 12:03:04 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: dfwgator

No kidding...

I dismiss most of this stuff for that reason.

Isn’t it amazing what a small percentage of one degree can cause to the ecology?

How has the world survived, the massive hits to the natural ecology over the eons?


12 posted on 07/29/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Kartographer

Went sailing around Stuarts Rosevelt bridge yesterday.
Water was like coffee. Not sure how anything lives in it without deforming.
Polluting big suger, big citrus and big cattle are destroying what only 30 years ago was pristine.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 12:07:24 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

WTF? Am I supposed to wear a Hazmat suit when cooking lobster?

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Too funny. do you typically rub the raw lobster all over your body?

If not, I think those playtex gloves used in the kitchen might suffice.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 12:12:59 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Kartographer

Are the elementary schools still going crazy with over reaction about Peanuts and Peanut Products? Some times it’s very real, but many times it’s learned behavior to fear the peanut.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: DoughtyOne

Life will kill you.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kartographer
Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease.

Coincidence? No, as long as the MSM is trying to create public hysteria with the Ebola news, might as well toss in the "Vibrio vulnificus" to add to the hysteria.......

Funny how the latter has been common knowledge for over 35 years and just now the media issues a public warning..........

I'm surprised the MSM hasn't issued a state wide alert in Michigan warning against "swimmers itch".........

17 posted on 07/29/2014 12:26:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: Kartographer

As a side note, now you know how that old saying of only eating oysters in months containing an “R” got its roots.....that began before they started to artifically farm the shellfish.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Yes, that's right, all you vacationers -- don't come here. Stay away. $;-)

Florida Freeper


19 posted on 07/29/2014 12:30:31 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: dfwgator

Better ban it quick!


20 posted on 07/29/2014 12:30:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Kartographer

Is this something new? Betcha it’s caused by those evil Democrats and Global Warming. Deadly duo.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 12:38:51 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“WTF? Am I supposed to wear a Hazmat suit when cooking lobster?”
Hazmat suits are another Gubment fraud!

Send those lobsters to me for safe disposal!


22 posted on 07/29/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Joe Boucher
“Polluting big sugar, big citrus and big cattle are destroying what only 30 years ago was pristine.”

Just nutrients, and life knows what to do with nutrients.
In an 1895 journal there is a report of a die off in Florida Bay where the water turned brown, grass died, etc.

Back then, the number of white families living in the Miami area was minimal, sugar was an expensive luxury, - - - -

Personally, I have no worries about the environment.

Survival of American culture, on the other hand, IS a worry.

23 posted on 07/29/2014 1:02:04 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Kartographer

I loves to go swimmin,
Wit bowlegged wimmin,
But not flesh-eating bacteria,
I’m Popeye the sailor man.
toot toot


24 posted on 07/29/2014 1:02:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives. And `Yertle' McConnell can go pound sand.)
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To: Kartographer

Well now, swimming in Lake Superior doesn’t sound so bad, does it?


25 posted on 07/29/2014 1:10:08 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Kartographer

Maybe it’s time to bus all the open sored Aids patients to a south Florida beachparty, to end their suffering!


26 posted on 07/29/2014 1:13:36 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: GladesGuru

Ya know what GladesGuru,
Ya ought to fly over big sugar when they burn the fields.
It obviously pollutes the air, water etc and we subsidize them doing such. to the tune of a dime a pound.
Sounds like a great idea,


27 posted on 07/29/2014 1:21:28 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: GladesGuru; Joe Boucher
"I have no worries'

You don't have to worry about it because the Florida taxpayer pays to clean it up.

I read the story yesterday about the GOP elite in Florida taking the free trips to the King Ranch in Texas being paid for by the Sugar industry. I had no idea that the King Ranch was in the Florida sugar business.

28 posted on 07/29/2014 1:45:42 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Kartographer

You just had to post this story while I am visiting the Florida panhandle beaches with my family, didn’t you?


29 posted on 07/29/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Better than you posting a first hand account isn’t it?


30 posted on 07/29/2014 3:56:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Joe Brower; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...

Got a fungi infection with rash and terrible itching. Dermatologist, a retired Med. Colonel from McDill AFB., prescribed 20 minutes emerged in water at Clearwater Beach, better than any itching ointment!!!


31 posted on 07/29/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Kartographer
Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease.

Hey! Throw caution to the wind! We ain't gonna get out of this life alive!

32 posted on 07/30/2014 4:21:12 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1; All

Hey! Throw caution to the wind! We ain’t gonna get out of this life alive! Carpe Diem!


33 posted on 07/30/2014 4:23:17 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: tumblindice

LOL


34 posted on 07/30/2014 4:25:33 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Neoliberalnot

We had a record low last night

July has pretty much been September....... great!


35 posted on 07/30/2014 4:26:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: danamco

Yeah, except for that Florida beaches have flesh eating bacteria. I’m not sure what beaches have flesh eating bacteria but be careful.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 2:50:40 PM PDT by floriduh voter (The Constitution. Check it out sometime, DC.)
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