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Florida resident dies from flesh-eating bacteria
07-30-2014, 11:02 PM #1
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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Quote:The unidentified patient was middle-aged and had chronic health problems, a Florida Department of Health spokesperson told MyFoxTampaBay.

The victim contracted the bacteria after saltwater entered an open wound, the spokesperson said. It is not clear when the incident occurred, and officials did not release what body of water the patient contracted the bacteria in

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/30...s-confirm/

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07-31-2014, 12:02 AM #2
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As I recall there were a few cases of that every year, mostly in brackish water. It usually doesn't kill though. Ever feel like mother nature has turned against us?

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07-31-2014, 10:18 AM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Hillsborough County Florida = Tampa = Gulf Coast
07-31-2014, 10:43 AM #4
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Study: Tar balls found in Gulf teeming with 'flesh-eating' bacteria

The number of people contracting the warm-water bacteria that can cause illnesses ranging from tummy upsets to potentially fatal skin lesions has increased in recent years, according to federal data.

Records kept by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of cases of Vibriosis nearly doubled between 2008 and 2012 - rising from 588 to 1,111.

Vibriosis includes "Vibrio vulnificus," the bacteria commonly dubbed "flesh-eating." It's rare but tends to be underreported, the CDC says on its website.

The CDC data on vibriosis includes all vibrio species except cholera, so it's unclear how much of the increase in the past five years is due to infection by the flesh-eating bacteria that can cause death.

One researcher who studies Vibrio vulnificus found it highly concentrated in tar balls that appeared along the Gulf Coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Covadonga Arias, a professor of microbial genomics at Auburn University in Alabama, found that Vibrio vulnificus was 10 times higher in tar balls than in sand and up to 10 times higher than in seawater.

http://www.chron.com/news/health/article...977264.php

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07-31-2014, 10:49 AM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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I gotta investigate how to setup an aquaponics rig for growing veggies on top of an aquarium growing a food fish.

It's getting where you cannot trust the edibility of seafood. Most stuff on grocery shelves around here proudly comes from China ~ a country not usually high on anyone's safety inspections list. The rest of it is not labeled, so one has to wonder where all the seafood that keeps fishing industry alive in the Gulf of Mexico is going?

It's a shame, too. Not everyone is in love with chicken/pork...beef prices are sky-rocketing and the alternatives are slim...to none.
07-31-2014, 11:21 AM #6
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The people responsible for this are still in business. How's this system working out for everyone? From my point of view it's worthless.

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07-31-2014, 12:28 PM #7
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