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#1229652 - Sat Aug 31 2019 09:37 PM Flesh-eating bacteria cases
Wonder Boy
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I wanted to joke "another reason not to visit Florida", but while this one was contracted in Florida, there are sporadic cases nationwide, some of them linked to illegal immigrants not screened for diseases when they come here.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/heal...her/1578352001/


There was another case I read about (not in Florida) just two weeks ago. That as I recall, the woman contracted at a concert or large sporting event stadium.

They seem to always be contracted by people with small cuts that provide an entry point for the bacteria. And if not diagnosed quickly, can be life-threatening.




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#1229653 - Sat Aug 31 2019 09:45 PM Re: Flesh-eating bacteria cases [Re: Wonder Boy]
Wonder Boy
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HERE'S WHERE PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED CONTRACTING FLESH-EATING BACTERIA IN 2019
The bacteria thrives in warm waters, and cases increase in the U.S. every summer


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Each summer, as the waters along the U.S. coastline heat up, cases of flesh-eating bacteria start to grow. The bacteria — which can be deadly, depending on the type — thrives in water with temperatures that stay above 55 degrees year-round, making the southern portion of the Atlantic coastline a common source of cases.

In 2019, several people or their families have spoken out about contracting a flesh-eating bacteria. In most cases, after a day out on the water in places like Florida, Texas and Maryland, they required a significant hospital stay and often surgery. For three people, they sadly died after contracting the most severe type of flesh-eating bacteria, necrotizing fasciitis — a rare but deadly disease where the bacteria attacks the skin and soft tissue, causing it to decay and leading the organs to shut down.

RELATED: What to Know About Necrotizing Fasciitis — the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Showing Up at Beaches


Of the reported cases, eight occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, where flesh-eating bacteria, especially the vibrio species, have thrived for years because of the year-round warm waters. In April, a man fishing in Ozona, Florida, contracted the bacteria. Two months later, the same thing happened to a 12-year-old girl vacationing in Destin, Florida. Just a few days later, a 77-year-old woman died after walking along Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island in the same state.


After the Fourth of July weekend, five people developed flesh-eating bacteria — a man in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, a woman in California, and two men who died from necrotizing fasciitis, one in Okaloosa County, Florida and another on Magnolia Beach in Texas.

Cases from other areas include one in Waterloo, Alabama, along the Tennessee River, another at Ocean View Beach near Norfolk, Virginia, one at Colonial Beach in Virginia, on the Potomac River, one on Ocean City, Maryland’s bay side and another from the Green River in Kentucky.


While most cases are in the southern part of the Eastern Seaboard, the flesh-eating bacteria vibrio is spreading north because of climate change, a new study found. Between 2017 and 2018, there were five cases where people contracted the bacteria in the Delaware Bay, or near Delaware and New Jersey.


“We believe that clinicians should be aware of the possibility that V. vulnificus infections are occurring more frequently outside traditional geographic areas,” the authors wrote in the report, according to CBS.

A 68-year-old man said Aug. 7 that he developed flesh-eating bacteria after swimming at Connecticut’s Hammonasset Beach State Park on the Long Island Sound. He contracted necrotizing fasciitis, and doctors had to amputate his right leg after multiple surgeries aimed at saving it were unsuccessful.

Still, the most deadly form, necrotizing fasciitis, is very rare, with just 20,000 cases a year, and people should not spend their lives fearing the water. Chances of contracting it is unlikely, especially if you’re healthy and have a strong immune system, the Centers for Disease Control says.

Practicing good hygiene is crucial in prevention. Make sure to shower after going in the water, and properly care for any and all wounds — which includes keeping them covered with dry, clean bandages. Those with open wounds and active infections should avoid bodies of water, especially swimming pools and hot tubs.

[more video of bacteria victims at the link]



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#1229654 - Sat Aug 31 2019 10:00 PM Re: Flesh-eating bacteria cases [Re: Wonder Boy]
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That many of the victims are children and elderly follows the "weak immune system" precaution. Children, because they are constantly growing, have less stable immune systems than adults. And obviously the elderly have diminishing immunity.

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#1229663 - Sun Sep 01 2019 04:40 AM Re: Flesh-eating bacteria cases [Re: Wonder Boy]
Lothar of The Hill People
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I wonder if the illegals are responsible for the recent measles outbreak we had. I wish the Goddamn democrats could be held responsible for bringing in these filthy criminal immigrants.
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#1229664 - Sun Sep 01 2019 10:42 AM Re: Flesh-eating bacteria cases [Re: Lothar of The Hill People]
Wonder Boy
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 Originally Posted By: Lothar of The Hill People
I wonder if the illegals are responsible for the recent measles outbreak we had. I wish the Goddamn democrats could be held responsible for bringing in these filthy criminal immigrants.


Yeah, cited some articles on precisely that subject in the Soros-funded caravans.

Illegals definitely are responsible for the new outbreak in 20-plus states nationwide. Measles is a disease that has been wiped out for decades in the United States. It has only made a resurgence because of a sudden influx of thousands of illegals who are not immunized.

Illegaals haave also brought in other large outbreaks of diseases like mumps, tuberculosis, typhus, cholera and other diseases you normally would not see in the United States.

I've been saying for 10 years that we should have a president who arrests the mayors and other political leaders of "sanctuary cities". It is nothing less than treason against the security of the United States, that in the areas of disease, crime, drug trafficking, murders, rapes, and terrorism, enables a massive threat to the U.S. and its citizens, and is aa betrayal of the primary task of government, which is to protect its legal, taxpaying citizens.
I'm hoping that after Trump's re-election, he is free of political considerations to do precisely that. Securing the border is his most clear and resonant campaign promise with those who voted for him. And the agents of Border Patrol and ICE are one billion percent on his side. Tom Homan, the former director of ICE, has said that serving 35 years with ICE, Trump is the first of 6 presidents he has served under who is serious about securing the border. So if it is possible to secure the border, this is the president with the resolve to do it.

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