20 August 2012 There has been a couple of fatalities in Florida due to Vibrio virus. This virus can be transmitted by eating raw fish, most commonly in oysters. You can also become stricken with this virus via open wounds while swimming in coastal waters.
I know for myself, there has been plenty of times being at the beach and cutting my foot on shells or crabs in the water, and I must admit, there has been plenty of times I have found myself in some very questionable waters.
The problem here is that if you become contaminated via a open wound, the virus enters the bloodstream and cause septic shock, which in more than 50% of the cases it is fatal.
During the summertime has we look for ways to “cool” off, we must be careful and forgo any seawater activity if we have open wounds.
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