Wed Oct 2, 2013, 06:21 PM
steve2470 (29,053 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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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 06:41 PM
Warren DeMontague (67,219 posts)
2. Vibrio Vulnificus.. it sounds like a Heavy Metal band, or maybe
the latin name for "Satan's Vibrator"