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Old 09-29-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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On the news this evening they told again about a deadly bacteria in brackish and salt water. It has calaimed it's 9th victim. They warn do not go in the water if you have any cuts or scrapes and do not handle or eat raw shellfish. The story is on abc sun coast news. Just thought people need to be aware.

I'll be swimming in our pool until the waters cool down a bit.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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NP, I have been watching this on couple of the Fl. fishing forums that I follow. As a fisherman this is some scary stuff. It seems to thrive in warm salt and brackish water. From what I have read it is more on the east coast side esp. in and around the Indian river/lagoon area. Seems like the hotter the water the more chance you have of getting it. I am sure that it will spread to other areas as well. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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I know chances are probably slim of contracting this but we all need to be informed so we can decide for ourselves. Be sure to cook that catch before you eat it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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Roger that. No sushi for me. Well maybe a Ca. roll.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Out of curiosity, anyone know what the bacteria is called? Just a science nerd wondering....
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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swmrbird, don't quote me on this but I think it is Vibrio vulnificus. One article that I read said that a man was in the water crabbing and after going home he began getting lesions on his leg (apparently he had an open wound or cut) and went to the ER but was too late. This I believe was in the Halifax river. Hope this helps. If you goggle this you will find a few stories on this, pretty nasty.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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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.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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I wonder how collidial silver would handle that . I have used it on every thing else successfully .
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Probably most of the members on here that are from the Chesapeake Bay region are familiar with mycobacteriosis (or more specifically mycobacterium marinum), a.k.a. fish handler's disease. Nasty stuff! It's recommended that you know wear gloves when handling any marine life. I have a friend who's grandfather got it in his hand. Nearly lost his hand and life.
If this is the same stuff, it looks like gloves will be warranted here too!
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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I wonder how collidial silver would handle that . I have used it on every thing else successfully .
This bacteria is bad stuff. If you're starting to show signs of infection, I don't think I would recommend experimenting with OTC treatments. Unless, that is, you're willing to risk loosing a limb or your life.
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