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Old 10-01-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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I would post a link but my iPad isn't letting me copy it. Google my suncoast news 7 and you should find it.
Here is a link to the story: Officials: Raw shellfish and open wounds increase risk of deadly bacteria - Sarasota News | Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7: Local News
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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A boy in my sons 5th grade class had a problem from this bacteria - he was throwing up for days - and was very sick for a while - he recovered thank goodness.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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A boy in my sons 5th grade class had a problem from this bacteria - he was throwing up for days - and was very sick for a while - he recovered thank goodness.
Was that here in FL or when you were still up in NVA?
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:53 AM
 
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This is not just about eating raw shellfish. If you have an open cut or wound stay out of the water.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:39 AM
 
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Exactly! I don't know about others but I always seem to have a cut or scrape of some kind and am not wiling to take a chance. Will I walk the beach at sunset? Sure, just not going in the water. I assume that when the waters cool off the bacteria dies? I would like to know at what water temp that happens if anyone knows.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Exactly! I don't know about others but I always seem to have a cut or scrape of some kind and am not wiling to take a chance. Will I walk the beach at sunset? Sure, just not going in the water. I assume that when the waters cool off the bacteria dies? I would like to know at what water temp that happens if anyone knows.
Here is some general info on it from the CDC: CDC - Vibrio vulnificus: General Information - NCZVED

Looking at some different studies on vibrio vulnificus (CDC, NIH, different schools, etc.), there doesn't seem to be a set-in-stone answer for what temperature it dies in; it also depends on salinity levels. Optimal salinity levels for it to survive, or even thrive in, are in the 5-10 ppm range. As the gulf is normally around 30 ppm, give or take, it's not an ideal breeding ground for it, but then again if you get infected with it, does it really matter? I've got nothing to base this on, but I would guess that all the fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee aren't helping things any.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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The 5th grader was right here in NP
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Which body of water was he in? Not that it matters I guess but it's just something I'm sure everyone would like to know.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Thanks! Be safe out there folks, but remember, bacteria is naturally everywhere.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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Not sure how the kid got it or what beach/ocean/lake he was in - maybe he was handling seafood -
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