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Old 10-11-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Seawater bacteria infects 31 in Florida - HT Health
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Shhh, dont tell ess.ess.ess.esqnuts!
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Bradenton Florida
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Maybe the snow birds will stay away this winter
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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One of our son's longest friends died about 18 mo ago from a staph infection that turned deadly...
He got an open wound--more like a medium scratch than a "wound"" on his leg doing something...maybe playing basketball in the gym or working around their house...
He was the kind of guy who never took stuff like that seriously...probably didn't treat it with anything when it first happened...
When he first started feeling sick, he and his wife thought it was the flu or bad fast food...
when he first went to the hospital ER that was what they told them---
but he kept getting sicker--by the time he went back second time it was too late...
he had system failure very quickly and there was nothing to be done...

He was the nicest guy--drove 90 mi a day back and forth to teach at his school --had twin boys under 2 and a baby girl just few months old...
really sad...

We have gotten super cautious now when we have any type of injury breaking the skin...
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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PS--can the water be tested like it can for fecal matter or is this type of bacteria so prevalent in Gulf waters that it is just there...pretty much anywhere...

and how warm does the water need to be to host the bacteria?
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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PS--can the water be tested like it can for fecal matter or is this type of bacteria so prevalent in Gulf waters that it is just there...pretty much anywhere...

and how warm does the water need to be to host the bacteria?
The bacteria is always in the water. There's been less deaths from it this year over previous years.

The rule for prevention: Dont go in the water if you have an open wound and have a medical condition that causes a suppressed immune system like diabetes or cancer.

The waters temperature will generally want to be 77(f)+ for the bacteria to thrive, which isnt really a hot temperature at all.

Its always been in the water, will always be in the water, and generally is not a problem to most of the entire world. The exposure rate is extremely tiny.

But when it hits the news, everyone wonders is all.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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The bacteria is always in the water. There's been less deaths from it this year over previous years.

The rule for prevention: Dont go in the water if you have an open wound and have a medical condition that causes a suppressed immune system like diabetes or cancer.

The waters temperature will generally want to be 77(f)+ for the bacteria to thrive, which isnt really a hot temperature at all.

Its always been in the water, will always be in the water, and generally is not a problem to most of the entire world. The exposure rate is extremely tiny.

But when it hits the news, everyone wonders is all.
Thanks for being a voice of reason.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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One of our son's longest friends died about 18 mo ago from a staph infection that turned deadly...
He got an open wound--more like a medium scratch than a "wound"" on his leg doing something...maybe playing basketball in the gym or working around their house...
He was the kind of guy who never took stuff like that seriously...probably didn't treat it with anything when it first happened...
When he first started feeling sick, he and his wife thought it was the flu or bad fast food...
when he first went to the hospital ER that was what they told them---
but he kept getting sicker--by the time he went back second time it was too late...
he had system failure very quickly and there was nothing to be done...

He was the nicest guy--drove 90 mi a day back and forth to teach at his school --had twin boys under 2 and a baby girl just few months old...
really sad...

We have gotten super cautious now when we have any type of injury breaking the skin...
Was his from the water also?
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Was his from the water also?
Extremely doubtful. Staph is present on 25% of humans living on Earth today. It survives anywhere. The poster was referring to open wounds being a problem, not the water. Unrelated.

Staph Infection (Cellulitis) Contagious, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Staph Infections
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Shhh, dont tell ess.ess.ess.esqnuts!
To quote King George the Third, of all people, "Why, when once it comes to calling names, reasoned discussion is pretty well at an end." Thank you for confirming that you have no rational grounds whatever for contradicting anything I have said, by resorting to calling me names! Have a great day! How's your real estate business going?
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