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Yesterday | WWL-TV New Orleans

Health officials warn of dangerous bacteria in Gulf of Mexico waters

The cool Gulf of Mexico waters are very inviting, especially during these dog days of summer, the hottest time of the year.


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Wed Aug 13, 2014

KLFY-TV Lafayette


There's still plenty of time this summer to enjoy the coast or the beach, whether it's along the Gulf Coast or the Caribbean.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

State health officials warn about vibrio and chikungunya risks while traveling, enjoying water

State health officials on Wednesday issued a warning to Louisianans to immediately seek medical attention if they believe they have come in contact with one of two diseases that put some anglers and beach travelers at risk.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Flood water might look fun for play, but contains hidden dangers

That flood water might look inviting to children to play in, but it can hide plenty of danger -- from live wires to human waste to flesh-eating bacteria to chemicals to insects and animals to jagged debris.


Related Topix: Health, Rochester Hills, MI, E. Coli

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Columbian

Battle Ground woman loses right leg, left toes to infection

"None of us know when something catastrophic is going to happen," she said. "We always think it's going to happen later.


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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Flesh-eating bacteria a low risk on Chesapeake Bay

Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria - one contracted by a man boating on the Chesapeake Bay - don't signal an uptick of the pathogen in local waters, experts say.


Related Topix: Health, Gloucester Point, VA, Cholera

Thu Aug 07, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Judge receiving specialized treatment fora

A 69-year-old justice of the peace from Orange, Texas, is receiving around the clock care in the Texas Medical Center after getting flesh eating bacteria.


Related Topix: Orange, TX, Health

Wed Aug 06, 2014

CBS News

Texas judge fights flesh-eating bacteria

Texas judge Derry Dunn is battling a flesh-eating bacteria infection which he likely contracted on a family vacation, CBS affiliate KFDM reports .


Related Topix: Health, Orange, TX

The Family Badge

Visitor says she got flesh-eating virus from Galveston beach waters

"We had just arrived in Galveston early that morning. As tradition would have it, we went to go collect sea glass along the shore.


Related Topix: Health, United Kingdom, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

Tue Aug 05, 2014


Orange County JP recovering after contracting flesh-eating bacteria

An Orange County Justice of the Peace is recovering after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria at the beach.


Related Topix: Health

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Raw Story

Florida man nearly loses leg after catching flesh-eating bacteria from eating raw oysters

A Florida man nearly had his leg amputated after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria by eating a dozen raw oysters during a trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast, WKRG-TV reported.


Related Topix: Health, Orange Beach, AL

The Beaumont Enterprise

Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Galveston

Michelle O'Brien, a 30-year-old Austin resident, was infected with Vibrio Vulnificus -- a flesh-eating bacteria found in warm bodies of salt water or contaminated raw seafood -- after cutting her foot on an oyster bed Saturday on Galveston Island, reports.


Related Topix: Health, Life, Food, Seafood, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Texas

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Texas woman recounts her 'unreal' fight against flesh-eating bacteria

"I feel like I've absolutely walked out of this like a cat that used one of their lives," said Michelle O'Brien.


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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Officials: Don't call it 'flesh eating bacteria'

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is trying to bust some myths when it comes to the so-called flesh-eating bacteria.


Related Topix: Health, Pinellas County, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

The Baltimore Sun

As officials warn of flesh-eating bacteria, local advocates monitor water tests

Five cases of flesh-eating bacteria infections have been found this year in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, prompting local organizations to test waters frequently and warn people of the dangers of water pollution.


Related Topix: Health, Calvert County, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD

Sun Aug 03, 2014


Flesh disease probe delayed

An investigation into the cause of a deadly flesh-eating bacteria which has affected at least seven Northern people is yet to begin.


Related Topix: Health

Sat Aug 02, 2014


'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' FAQ

Aug. 1, 2014 -- Summer is prime season for a bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus -- also known as "flesh-eating" bacteria -- to thrive, especially in warm Gulf Coast waters.

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Woman battles flesh-eating bacteria

It's a flesh-eating bacteria that has sparked warnings along the Gulf coast, and now one woman says she got it after being in the water near Galveston, Texas.


Related Topix: Health, Galveston, TX

Fri Aug 01, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Officials warn of deadly flesh-eating bacteria

Environmentalists with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are warning people about a rise in vibrio vulnificus, or bacterial infections, in the bay that can lead to amputation or death if not treated properly.


Related Topix: Health, Maryland Government, Maryland

WTVY Dothan

"Flesh Eating" Bacteria in Florida has Many People Concerned, a Local Woman Shares her Family's Story

Are you going to the beach this weekend? If you have a weak immune system, you might want to stay out of the water.


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