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#12275576 - 06/02/17 02:46 PM Man, 31, Dies of Vibrio
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Just read an article where a 31 y/o male got a tattoo and contracted this flesh eating bacteria after swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. He was warned not to get that tattoo wet for days after getting it.Well, he went into the water and contracted the disease thru the tattoo.The man developed discoloration around the tattoo,along with chills and fever shortly after he went into the water.Just 24 hours after being taken to the hospital, the man began suffering from organ failure and was placed on life support. Despite aggressive initial treatment, he eventually went into septic shock and died 2 months after entering the hospital. I might add he had a bad liver due to drinking booze and his immune system was breaking down also. BTW, it was not mention what part of the Gulf he was swimming in.
If you folks never heard of this Bacteria, you have now. Spread the word. Do not go into the water if you have open cuts. The water here has got a lot warmer and this stuff thrives in it. Usually samples of the waters are taken now and then to test for high bacteria levels. Beware of advisories. Be safe,wear those PFD's,have a great summer, and remember to Take a Kid Fishing
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#12275799 - 06/02/17 04:35 PM Re: Man, 31, Dies of Vibrio [Re: V-Bottom]
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Carry peroxide with you, after a wade, just wash yourself down with it. Especially if you have any wounds. It's scary stuff, but nobody has contracted it after a few precautions.
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#12276825 - 06/03/17 01:04 PM Re: Man, 31, Dies of Vibrio [Re: V-Bottom]
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#12280845 - 06/06/17 09:30 AM Re: Man, 31, Dies of Vibrio [Re: V-Bottom]
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peroxide and Betadine Iodine. But also, if you cut yourself, just using either alone may not be enough. Once it's in, it's in. Flushing the wound may not help if it actually got into the cut before the cleanse. Know what to look for and get to the hospital asap if that shows up. Education is the key. If you have any doubt at all, go to hospital and tell them you were cut in saltwater (including bays) and you want to be treated for vibrio or flesh eating bacteria. Time is critical.. and it doesn't take long for things to go bad in a hurry.


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