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New study suggests flesh-eating bacteria is spreading to East Coast waters

New study suggests flesh-eating bacteria is spreading to East Coast waters
Last updated: Jun 28, 2019
A new study published in the June 2019 journal Annals of Internal Medicine shows that warmer waters may be driving up the cases of Vibriosis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection, in regions of the country, including New Jersey’s coastal waters, where it typically would not be found.
In the past two years, five cases linked to Vibrio vulnificus – a skin and muscle tissue-destroying bacteria contracted by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters, or handling contaminated seafood while sporting an open wound – have…

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