Living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, My wife and I spend a lot of the time at the beach, so this latest news hits very close to home. Florida beaches are currently under warnings, due to Vibrio Vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria that thrives in warms waters. The bacteria attacks through opens wounds. So far, 32 people in Florida have contracted this flesh eating bacteria, 10 of which have died. This is certainty no joke. If contracted, the affected area becomes painful, swollen and filled with red blisters.
Eventually, if left untreated, the bacteria can cause ulcers and also enter the blood stream, where it becomes life threatening. The Florida Department of Health has advised anyone with an open wound or a low or compromised immune system NOT to go in the water. MORE