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Old 08-07-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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I'm from Dallas and go to Galveston every once in a while. I was watching a Youtube video about how someone got a rash after going to the beach there. Not like thats bad but everyone in the comment section was talking about how Galveston is horrible. Is it really bad and oily? I don't want anyone who just loves Houston to say its amazing(if it's not), I need the truth!

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Old 08-07-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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I love Houston and I say Galveston is...Galveston. The history is more amazing than anything else. I'll be nice and say the beaches are second-rate.

Remember that you do have some refineries and such not really that far away. No telling really where the rash comes from.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I know there were problems with Galveston beaches decades ago, but as far as I know it's much different now. We go several times a year (have gone 3 times this year already) and every time recently has been clean beaches, blue water, and generally nice. The only problem was the mosquitos on the bay side. So no, I don't know what's up with that video, maybe he got stung by a jellyfish or something...
The people in the comment section saying Galveston is horrible probably haven't been in recent years (or ever)...
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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*points toward San Diego, then toward South Beach*

Those are the first-rate ones.

They're nice for being so close, Galveston's are, but it's just not on the same level.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Houston
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JJP and jfre81 are basically dead-on. I bet it was a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war; if that was/is the case or it ever happens to you, dousing the spot in human urine (their/your own if possible) would've/will cleared/clear it up. I sadly know from experience, HAHA (Nelson from The Simpsons)!
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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My mother called to tell me about some flesh-eating bacteria some dude got down in Galveston last week. Must've been your guy.

Rash...jellyfish...flesh-eating disease... it's like the game of telephone.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:14 AM
 
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A 58 year old man who swam in the sea while on holiday in Galveston, Texas, risks losing a leg, and maybe his life, after being infected by the flesh-eating bacterium Vibrio vulnificus.

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Old 08-09-2007, 05:15 AM
 
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Default I think this the "Rash" story

A 58 year old man who swam in the sea while on holiday in Galveston, Texas, risks losing a leg, and maybe his life, after being infected by the flesh-eating bacterium Vibrio vulnificus.

For the rest of the story, click on the link:

Man Infected With Flesh Eating Bacteria While Swimming In The Sea Off Texas

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Houston
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deann,

I am curious. Is this (more or less) common and dangerous than the dinoflagellates in red tide (which usually occurs in warm water)?
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Default More Dangerous?

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deann,

I am curious. Is this (more or less) common and dangerous than the dinoflagellates in red tide (which usually occurs in warm water)?
Not sure if dinoflagellates are necessarily more dangerous, but I sure wouldn't eat any shellfish coming from red tide waters until scientists learn more about their effects on humans!!
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