Panama City, FL: Man dies of flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus -BCHD


Bay County Health Dept: Bacteria found in raw oysters caused death, WJHG, April 7, 2011:

Panama City -- The Bay County Health Department is announcing a fatal case of Vibrio Vulnificus. Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm seawater.  ...

"Last year vibrio vulnificus was blamed for 14 deaths in Florida and 35 across the country" -Panama City News Herald

"Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease or Flesh-eating bacteria syndrome,[1] is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues... Many types of bacteria can cause necrotizing fasciitis (e.g., ...Vibrio vulnificus...)." -Wikipedia

See also: More reports of flesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf — 12 y/o dies after only his feet touched the water (VIDEO)

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