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Flesh Eating Bacteria

Ok I read about this back in 2007, it’s before the BP oil spill so it’s totally unrelated to that. But it is pretty scary and should open up the eyes to many fishermen. The disease is “Vibrio vulnificus,” it’s very rare and is usually found in warm salt water during the summer months. The person who experienced the bacteria died from it yes, but if treated early with antibiotics you can live from it. Here’s the article…

“After flesh-eating bacteria claimed the life of his father, Michael Theriot is warning people against swimming in Louisiana bayous.


Last month, Michael Theriot Sr. was on the Robinson Canal in Cocodrie, La., when he fell overboard and cut his hand on a piece of tin. From then on, he battled an infection of Vibrio vulnificus, a disease found during the summer months in warm salt water.

Twenty-six days he stayed in the hospital on life support, from the time of the accident until he passed away on June 12,”

Theriot said. Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea and intense stomach pain. Vibrio vulnificus can be treated with antibiotics, but it has to be treated early.”

Ok I’m done posting about scary stuff for the week, rest will be about positive fishing and hunting articles.

Now and then I just like opening up people’s eyes to another world out there, not everything is peaches and cream!