Flesh-eating bacteria are in warm coastal waters – but it doesn't mean you'll get sick
V. vulnificus infections are rare. News reports tend to focus on people dying or losing limbs from the “flesh eating” bacteria. But we don't often identify the most…
Aug 30, 2019 16:30 UTC Read More
Florida Boat Captain Hospitalized After Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria: ‘Now I’m More Aware’
One day after fishing with his grandson on the Gulf of Mexico, George Billiris started showing symptoms of vibrio.
Aug 02, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Florida Man Hospitalized by 'Flesh-eating' Bacteria: 'If I Didn't Get Treatment, I'd Probably Be Dead'
A veteran Florida fisherman hospitalized by so-called "flesh-eating" bacteria says he feels lucky to be alive, having feared the infection could have killed him.
Aug 01, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Florida student contracts flesh-eating bacteria on spring break
Daniel Lively scraped his calf on a nail on a dock of St. Johns River in March during his spring break.
Aug 01, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Another case of flesh-eating bacteria sends Tarpon Springs fisherman to the hospital
Necrotizing fasciitis is somewhat rare, but it's called.
Jul 31, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
More Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases in the Gulf of Mexico and Elsewhere Are Likely Because of Climate Change
More than half a dozen cases of flesh-eating bacteria, including three that were fatal, have been linked to the Gulf of Mexico in the past several months.
Jul 30, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Study finds higher levels of flesh-eating bacteria in Delaware Bay
A recent study found a deadly "flesh-eating bacteria" is being found more commonly in the Delaware Bay.
Jul 30, 2019 01:59 UTC Read More
How to protect yourself from flesh-eating bacteria this summer
The flesh-eating bacteria that causes necrotizing soft tissue infections is moving north. An infectious disease expert discusses how to stay healthy.
Jul 29, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Man Dies From Brain-Eating Bacteria After Going Swimming: How To Avoid It
It sounds terrifying, but the bacteria is avoidable. A North Carolina man died from a brain-eating bacteria after going swimming in lake waterpark earlier this…
Jul 27, 2019 13:33 UTC Read More
Man with ‘simple cut’ says he contracted flesh-eating bacteria at area beach
"We're talking about a simple cut of the leg, no bigger than the size of the penny."
Jul 27, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Woman, 50, got flesh-eating bacteria while attending Coachella after she cut her leg shaving
Mona Rackauckus, 50, of California, said she came down with flu-like symptoms and redness on her leg 48 hours after attending Coachella and it turned out to…
Jul 27, 2019 04:06 UTC Read More
Peoria school teacher inspires others after surviving flesh-eating bacteria
She is looking forward to getting back in the classroom next week, but teaching kids isn't her only priority.
Jul 26, 2019 00:17 UTC Read More
Man dies after eating raw oysters tainted with 'flesh-eating' bacteria in Florida
A 71-year-old Florida man died after eating raw oysters contaminated with a flesh eating bacteria.
Jul 25, 2019 15:09 UTC Read More
This Is One Big Reason Flesh-Eating Bacteria May Be On The Rise
Nope, you're not the only one who keeps hearing about freaky flesh-eating bacteria. Learn how warmer waters may be causing these pathogens to proliferate.
Jul 25, 2019 08:46 UTC Read More
Brain-Eating Amoeba vs Flesh-Eating Bacteria: You Can Get Both From Swimming and Both Can Be Deadly
GREENSBORO, N.C. — You can get both from swimming and both are potentially dangerous, but here's what you should know about brain-eating amoeba and…
Jul 25, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Flesh-eating bacteria hits Thai hospital
Thailand's Nan Hospital said on Wednesday that 25 cases of flesh eating bacteria, necrotising fasciitis, was diagnosed in July, with one patient se...
Jul 24, 2019 22:37 UTC Read More
Citrus County Man Recovers From Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Mike O'Grady was hospitalized for more than two weeks, with surgeries every day the first six days he was there.
Jul 24, 2019 14:01 UTC Read More
Father's Death Prompts Family to Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- A San Marcos man died last month because of a rare flesh-eating bacteria he caught while fishing on the Texas coast. Now, his family…
Jul 24, 2019 11:34 UTC Read More
Cases of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Are on the Rise as Summer Heats Up: Here's How to Stay Safe
Dr. Scott Weisenberg, professor of infectious diseases at NYU, shares everything you need to know about the potentially-deadly bacteria.
Jul 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Hutto man gets flesh-eating bacteria on Texas coast
A Hutto man contracted the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio during a fishing trip at the Texas coast on Father's Day weekend. He remains in the hospital.
Jul 23, 2019 23:17 UTC Read More
Georgia man is the fifth to contract flesh eating bacteria in Florida
Panama City Beach, Fla. - A Georgia man is recovering after he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while vacationing in Panama City Beach, Fla., earlier this…
Jul 23, 2019 11:46 UTC Read More
5 Myths About Flesh-Eating Bacteria Doctors Want To Debunk
Necrotizing fasciitis and vibrio vulnificus, also referred to as flesh-eating bacteria, sound like something straight out of a zombie movie. But if you've been paying…
Jul 23, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Woman sues water park after allegedly contracting flesh-eating bacteria
A South Carolina woman is suing a Myrtle Beach water park, contending she contracted necrotizing fasciitis or flesh-eating bacteria after scraping her arm on the…
Jul 22, 2019 23:18 UTC Read More
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