June 2015 – FLORIDA – Florida- According to the state health officials, up till now seven people have become infected and two have lost their lives due to the attack of deadly bacteria that dwells in the warm seawater. This deadly bacteria is found in the warm marine water of Florida beaches. Florida health department has revealed that by far in 2015, almost seven had become severely infected due to the bacteria and two people have lost their lives. “People can get infected with Vibrio vulnificus when they eat raw shellfish,” revealed Florida Health Department spokesperson Mara Burger. “Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater.”
Researchers have also revealed that it doesn’t matter whether you go swimming or not, still you can easily get infected through the bacteria while having a meal. If you have eaten food that has been contaminated due to this bacterium then the chances are that you are instantly going to reveal the symptoms of abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The bacteria known by the name of Vibrio vulnficus, if enters your body through an open wound then its flesh-eating action could cause your skin to breakdown and the infections would also force it towards deadly ulcers. It has been reported that people with sound and good health only witness slight and bearable symptoms while people who have been facing many complications due to weakened immune system would have to bear severe and deadly complications. Especially, the people with chronic liver disease would be at higher risk to face the painful symptoms of this infection.
The bacterium is powerful enough to invade your bloodstream and would make you ill by causing you to face severe chills, high fever, septic shock, blistering skin wounds; at last resulting in death. Almost 32 cases of Vibrio vulnificus were reported in Florida, previous year. According to the CDCP (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention), these infections occur on a seasonal basis and are at their extreme during the months of May and October. In order to avoid the infection, doctors strongly recommend not entering the sea water if you possess any sort of open wound or deep cut. –Benchmark Reporter