Flesh Eating Bacteria

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  1. mac0492

    mac0492 6 pointer

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    Anyone ever have a run in with this flesh eating bacteria in the Gulf and live to tell about it? Is it so bad that everyone should stay out of the Gulf waters until it gets under control? Seems like a lot of cases within the last month. It’s scallop season in Crystal River and I find myself dragging my feet about wanting to go snorkeling at risk of dying a couple days later or losing a limb.
     
  2. Feedman

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    Make urge you don't have any open wounds
     
  3. ojibwa62

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    I few years back a girl in GA got it and ended up losing both legs..
     
  4. Genesis 27:3

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    Wow..I don't think I would risk it.
     
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  6. xbokilla

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    Every summer when we’re down there seems like we hear of a case or two. I don’t let it scare me from my vacay. I’d say the message above about open wounds is the best advice. I just spent nearly 3 weeks in the Gulf waters. It’s like shark and gator attacks, rarely happens, but the few cases are always going to be reported.
     
  7. Genesis 27:3

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  8. EdLongshanks

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    What about the brain eating amoeba?
     
  9. Feedman

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    The last lady that i saw that had it about a week ago had a small wound from shaving her legs.
     
  10. kyhunter99

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    Guy who had been fighting cancer a few years got it and died. Whole family took him out for a great couple days on the water, put a ton of skin protectant on. Probably a blessing in a way he got to enjoy life and his family doing what he loved. Died 48 hours after exposure.
    They didnt even know he had a cut where he got it
     
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  11. RLWEBB

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    Saw that.
     
  12. Tufrthnails

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    Yes my buddy got it last year. We knew what it was and got him to the doc within a few hours of the rash and he was just fine. Got a anti-botic regiment and sent home. It did eat about a hand size portion of his skin on his right thigh. Sounds scary and all, but super rare to actually catch it. He is the only person I actually know who has ever caught a case of it and I've live most of my 39 years here in FL. With the millions of people that fish annually if it was a serious problem we'd have no fishermen left.
     
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  13. reivertom

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    It is usually people that have a compromised immune system and don't know it.
     
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  14. mac0492

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    Well, just spent the day snorkeling at the scallop grounds. If I quit commenting on here, I’m dead. There were about 100 boats out there spread out everywhere. Turned out to be a pretty good day. Headed out to the middle grounds on a charter tomorrow.
     
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  15. Tufrthnails

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    It really is a circus isn't it! But it is a blast. I haven't been in a few years.
     
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