Flesh-eating bacteria are in warm coastal waters – but it doesn't mean you'll get sick
V. vulnificus infections are rare. News reports tend to focus on people dying or losing limbs from the “flesh eating” bacteria. But we don't often identify the most…
Aug 30, 2019 16:30 UTC Read More
Florida Man Hospitalized by 'Flesh-eating' Bacteria: 'If I Didn't Get Treatment, I'd Probably Be Dead'
A veteran Florida fisherman hospitalized by so-called "flesh-eating" bacteria says he feels lucky to be alive, having feared the infection could have killed him.
Aug 01, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Yes, Flesh-Eating Bacteria Is in the Ocean – but It Doesn’t Mean You’ll Die
The warmer the warm, the more flesh-eating bacteria, also known as Vibrio vulnificus, that live in the ocean. But most news reports tend to focus on people dying…
Jul 31, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
More Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases in the Gulf of Mexico and Elsewhere Are Likely Because of Climate Change
More than half a dozen cases of flesh-eating bacteria, including three that were fatal, have been linked to the Gulf of Mexico in the past several months.
Jul 30, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
How to avoid flesh-eating bacteria at the beach this summer TMC News
Several cases of flesh-eating bacteria have been reported in the Gulf Coast region this year. Baylor College of Medicine infectious disease specialist Laila…
Jul 30, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
How to protect yourself from flesh-eating bacteria this summer
The flesh-eating bacteria that causes necrotizing soft tissue infections is moving north. An infectious disease expert discusses how to stay healthy.
Jul 29, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Man Dies From Brain-Eating Bacteria After Going Swimming: How To Avoid It
It sounds terrifying, but the bacteria is avoidable. A North Carolina man died from a brain-eating bacteria after going swimming in lake waterpark earlier this…
Jul 27, 2019 13:33 UTC Read More
Virginia woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria at Norfolk beach
A Virginia woman was infected with a flesh-eating bacteria after swimming at a beach. Her vacation turned sour as she was recommended immediate surgery.
Jul 27, 2019 03:48 UTC Read More
Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Man After Swimming In North Carolina
A brain-eating bacteria has reportedly killed a man in North Carolina after swimming at Fantasy Lake Water Park July 12 of this year.
Jul 26, 2019 17:03 UTC Read More
Brain-Eating Amoeba vs Flesh-Eating Bacteria: You Can Get Both From Swimming and Both Can Be Deadly
GREENSBORO, N.C. — You can get both from swimming and both are potentially dangerous, but here's what you should know about brain-eating amoeba and…
Jul 26, 2019 01:50 UTC Read More
Peoria school teacher inspires others after surviving flesh-eating bacteria
She is looking forward to getting back in the classroom next week, but teaching kids isn't her only priority.
Jul 26, 2019 00:17 UTC Read More
Man dies after eating raw oysters tainted with 'flesh-eating' bacteria in Florida
A 71-year-old Florida man died after eating raw oysters contaminated with a flesh eating bacteria.
Jul 25, 2019 15:09 UTC Read More
Fla. man recovering from potentially deadly flesh-eating bacteria
A man in Pinellas, County, Fla. went through a near-death experience after contracting flesh-eating bacteria.
Jul 25, 2019 12:21 UTC Read More
This Is One Big Reason Flesh-Eating Bacteria May Be On The Rise
Nope, you're not the only one who keeps hearing about freaky flesh-eating bacteria. Learn how warmer waters may be causing these pathogens to proliferate.
Jul 25, 2019 08:46 UTC Read More
Flesh-eating bacteria hits Thai hospital
Thailand's Nan Hospital said on Wednesday that 25 cases of flesh eating bacteria, necrotising fasciitis, was diagnosed in July, with one patient se...
Jul 24, 2019 22:37 UTC Read More
Nitrogen-eating bacteria pumped into Buttonwood Park Pond
NEW BEDFORD — Anti-algae treatment of Buttonwood Park Pond started Wednesday.A crew from Ecological Laboratories, maker of the bacterial treatment,…
Jul 24, 2019 20:50 UTC Read More
Father's Death Prompts Family to Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- A San Marcos man died last month because of a rare flesh-eating bacteria he caught while fishing on the Texas coast. Now, his family…
Jul 24, 2019 11:34 UTC Read More
Cases of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Are on the Rise as Summer Heats Up: Here's How to Stay Safe
Dr. Scott Weisenberg, professor of infectious diseases at NYU, shares everything you need to know about the potentially-deadly bacteria.
Jul 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Texas man, 78, dies from flesh-eating bacteria after battling infection for 2 weeks
A 78-year-old Texas man died nearly two weeks after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria infection while on a fishing trip with family. His daughter said Jerry…
Jul 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Hutto man loses leg after exposure to flesh-eating bacteria on Texas coast
Robbie Siler of Hutto survived a scare with vibrio after a fishing trip to Baffin Bay.
Jul 23, 2019 23:18 UTC Read More
Georgia man is the fifth to contract flesh eating bacteria in Florida
Panama City Beach, Fla. - A Georgia man is recovering after he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while vacationing in Panama City Beach, Fla., earlier this…
Jul 23, 2019 11:46 UTC Read More
Teen Hospitalized After Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Baltimore
The 16-year-old boy was visiting family in Baltimore when he noticed something spreading on his leg, which doctors diagnosed as flesh-eating bacteria.
Jul 23, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More
5 Myths About Flesh-Eating Bacteria Doctors Want To Debunk
Necrotizing fasciitis and vibrio vulnificus, also referred to as flesh-eating bacteria, sound like something straight out of a zombie movie. But if you've been paying…
Jul 23, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
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