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Health & FitFlorida man contracts flesh-eating bacteria without even touching water

17:30  04 july  2019
17:30  04 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Ohio man recovering from flesh-eating bacteria infection after visiting Florida

Ohio man recovering from flesh-eating bacteria infection after visiting Florida Barry Briggs said he noticed swelling in his foot following a boating trip near Weedon Island in Florida, but thought it was merely the result of a bad sunburn.

A Florida man was recovering on Tuesday after he contracted a flesh - eating bacteria on Friday that rapidly SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. - A Florida man was recovering on Tuesday after he contracted a As a local paddle guide and adventure enthusiast, I am always in the water . This day, or the days

A Florida man was recovering on Tuesday after he contracted a flesh - eating bacteria on Friday that “The infection from the bacteria did not reach the point of it causing Necrotising Fascitiitis and As a local paddle guide and adventure enthusiast, I am always in the water . This day, or the days

Tyler King was at work in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, last week, when he noticed his left bicep starting to swell. He tried taking Benadryl but just a few hours later his arm had nearly tripled in size. He rushed to the emergency room.

"When I was a little bit younger, I probably would have tried to tough it out. Well, that would have been the worst thing that I could do," King said. "If I had gone to sleep … and had woke up with it at the rate it was spreading, I might not have an arm right now."

A 12-year-old girl contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation in Florida

A 12-year-old girl contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation in Florida The girl's family think she got the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fascitis after she got in the water at a Florida beach during vacation.

A Flesh - Eating Bacteria Nearly Took This Man ’s Foot After He Visited Florida —See the Horrifying Photos. It sounds like a horror movie, but it's real life: A second man has now contracted necrotizing fasciitis, the flesh - eating disease caused by a type of dangerous bacteria that destroys skin, muscle

A Florida man was recovering on Tuesday after he contracted a flesh - eating bacteria on Friday that “The infection from the bacteria did not reach the point of it causing Necrotising Fascitiitis and As a local paddle guide and adventure enthusiast, I am always in the water . This day, or the days

King had contracted vibrio, a bacteria commonly found in warm, brackish water – a mix of salt and fresh water. When exposed to an open wound, vibrio can cause a skin infection. If left untreated, the bacteria can be deadly.

King, who owns a water sports business, says he did not directly touch water the day he was infected. He still doesn't know how it happened but he considers himself lucky. Similar cases of infection have been popping up on beaches along the East Coast. A Maryland woman says her son is healing after he developed open wounds swimming in a bay last week. A 77-year-old woman who was walking along the Gulf died after developing necrotizing fasciitis when she fell in the water and cut her leg.

"Waters are getting warmer and the bacteria love warmer water, so we're all at higher risk," explained CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus.

Family says mother died from flesh-eating bacteria in Florida surf

Family says mother died from flesh-eating bacteria in Florida surf The family of Carolyn Fleming, 77, says she died two weeks after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in an open wound.

A Florida man was recovering on Tuesday after he contracted a flesh - eating bacteria on Friday that “The infection from the bacteria did not reach the point of it causing Necrotising Fascitiitis and As a local paddle guide and adventure enthusiast, I am always in the water . This day, or the days

He contracted flesh eating bacteria while enjoying the waters of Tampa Bay. Last month, Barry Briggs flew down from Ohio to enjoy the Tampa Bay Cuts or scrapes can allow the bacteria to enter the body, but those with a weak immune system, such as from diabetes or cancer, could also be at risk.

Florida man contracts flesh-eating bacteria without even touching water© Credit: CBSNews nfa-duncan-flesh-eating-bacteria-needs-tracks-and-gfx-frame-2709.jpg He says the key to stopping flesh-eating bacteria is to catch and treat infections with antibiotics quickly. Older people with medical conditions like diabetes, cancer or immune deficiencies are more susceptible. "Once that bacteria has spread in the bloodstream to the organs, sometimes it's too hard to treat … but just pay attention. Don't be afraid of the ocean, but be aware of what's going on," Agus said.

Agus recommended people check themselves and children for cuts and to cover any open wounds with waterproof band-aids before getting in the ocean.

If you do get a cut in the water, clean it with hand sanitizer immediately and keep monitoring cuts for any signs of infection like swelling or redness.

Orlando man who lost 25 percent of skin to flesh-eating bacteria has died.
A man in Florida who had undergone four operations which removed about 25 percent of his skin after he contracted flesh-eating bacteria, died last week. © David Ireland family via Fox News According to his obituary, David Ireland, 50, of Orlando, died on Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The navy veteran started having flu-like symptoms, including aches and fever, on August 16, his wife, Jody Ireland, told Fox News last week.

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