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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:21 PM

Flesh-eating bacteria attack elderly North Florida man after crab bite

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-flesh-eating-bacteria-florida-20131002,0,7805763.story

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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Reply Flesh-eating bacteria attack elderly North Florida man after crab bite (Original post)
steve2470 Oct 2013 OP
mindwalker_i Oct 2013 #1
Warren DeMontague Oct 2013 #2
zappaman Oct 2013 #3
Warren DeMontague Oct 2013 #4
frylock Oct 2013 #5
JesterCS Oct 2013 #6
seabeyond Oct 2013 #7

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:40 PM

1. Hey, you think we can get some of that into a bottle of whiskey?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. Vibrio Vulnificus.. it sounds like a Heavy Metal band, or maybe

the latin name for "Satan's Vibrator"

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:43 PM

3. pretty close to the title of a great album...

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Response to zappaman (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:44 PM

4. Ooo, Blue Cheer!

You know, I think they were making some sort of drug reference with their name.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:46 PM

5. crabs bite?!!

I've been pinched before, but bitten? really?!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:38 PM

6. even mother nature says stay away from FL n/t

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:43 PM

7. thanks. son is in louisianna.

just sent him an email telling him not to eat raw oysters.

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