Wed Oct 2, 2013, 06:21 PM
steve2470 (30,710 posts)
Flesh-eating bacteria attack elderly North Florida man after crab bite
An elderly Florida man is in a Jacksonville hospital fighting a dangerous coastal-bacteria infection as the 27th suspected Vibrio vulnificus victim this year in the Sunshine State.
George Clarke, 79, was infected with Vibrio vulnificus after a crab bit him Saturday night, said his grandson, Bob Karstetter. Clarke was bit in Nassau County, which is north of Jacksonville at the Florida-Georgia state line.
State health officials have confirmed 26 cases of Vibrio vulnificus infections this year. Nine have been fatal, including a Flagler County man who died of the infection.
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