12 hrs ago
Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media
A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on Thursday, just days after a man was released from a hospital following a near-deadly bout with the germ.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Beaumont Enterprise
Orange Co. JP undergoing treatment to save leg
Orange County Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn reclines as Wendy Harper, licensed vocational nurse with MD Choice Home Health, changes the bandages and wound care on his calf Wednesday afternoon.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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, ABC13.com reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.