Vulnificus Bacteria Destroys Tissues In Infection Areas

Major cases reporting on the flesh eating bacteria; the bacteria knowing as the Vibrio vulnificus which surviving on the salt water maximum seeing in the beaches. As this condition causing by a flesh eating bacteria that destroys tissues in infection areas. V. vulnificus is most commonly found in the warm waters of the states bordering the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico but can also be found along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

As ocean temperatures rise, it will spread with those warming waters to new ocean habitats where colder waters previously kept it in check. We have seen outbreaks of disease from similar types of Vibrio related to rising ocean temperatures as far north as Alaska. Most cases of infection occur between May and October, when coastal waters are warmest. This could change, however, as summer weather starts earlier and lasts longer.

Flesh eating bacteria

This is an infectious disease epidemiologist interested in tracking disease, investigating outbreaks and food safety. The first large outbreak working on in Las Vegas was causing by contaminated oysters; and it made me realize just how easily food from the ocean can show up in the desert and make people sick if it isn’t harvested, handled and prepared properly.

But the infectious disease epidemiologist interested in tracking disease, investigating outbreaks and food safety. The first large outbreak I worked on in Las Vegas was causing by contaminating oysters; and it made me realize just how easily food from the ocean can show up in the desert and make people sick if it isn’t harvested, handled and prepared properly. Many people dying or losing limbs from the flesh eating bacteria.

Mild skin infection

This do not often identify the most mild illnesses because people typically don’t seek medical care for them. It’s not front page news when someone has a mild skin infection or eats a bad oyster and spends a couple days in the bathroom. Even so, V. vulnificus infections are rare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 205 infections occur each year; of which 124 were reporting in 2014; including 21 deaths. To put this in some perspective, over 32,000 people died that year in motor vehicle crashes.

Even for high risk people, simply swimming alongside the bacteria is not enough to make you sick. The bacteria must find a way to get into your body to multiply and cause damage. V. vulnificus can enter through broken skin such as cuts, burns or wounds. Bacteria can multiply under the skin and cause a life-threatening illness commonly known as flesh-eating disease; or necrotizing fasciitis, which can appear suddenly and spread quickly.