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‘Flesh-eating bacteria’ kills one in Louisiana as three others also fall ill


  • Vibrio vulcanificus has claimed the life of one 83-year-old man and infected three others
  • The bacteria lives in warm, brackish saltwater
  • The Center for Disease Control recommends avoiding contact between open wounds and sea water
  • Skin infection often results in amputation of the affected area, and bloodstream infections can be fatal

 

One person has died and three others have become ill after contracting the so-called ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.

The person who died was an 83-year-old Terrebonne Parish man, who was infected when an open wound on his body came into contact with sea water while he was fishing in a boat.

Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally-occurring bacteria in warm sea water that belongs to the same family of bacterium as cholera and requires salt to live.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357948/Flesh-eating-bacteria-kills-Louisiana-affected.html#ixzz2YSFO37PY
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