Vibrio vulnificus

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1 Dead, 1 Sickened From Flesh-Eating Bacteria

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a […]

CBS Tampa–07/30/2014

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31 In Fla. Infected By Bacteria In Salt Water

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband’s ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something […]

CBS Tampa–11/07/2013

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Health Officials Warn Of Bacteria In Central Fla.

Central Florida health officials have issued warnings about a flesh-eating bacterium that led to the death of a Flagler County man last month.

10/06/2013

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