KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Several cases of flesh-eating bacteria, otherwise known as necrotizing fasciitis, put people in hospitals in the United States and killed some. carnivorous bacteria, vibrio vulnificus while on vacation in Destin, Florida.
So how often does this happen and should you worry about swimming in oceans, rivers or lakes?
Are there bacteria that are eating meat? of Tennessee, say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not issued any reports confirming the increase in the incidence of bacteria that eat flesh this year.
Necrotizing fasciitis is the death of deep tissues, and many types of bacteria can turn into "flesh eating," including group A streptococci that cause sore throats but are not associated with water, according to Rasnake. CDC monitors necrotizing fasciitis in the United States caused by group A streptococcus. Its website reports that there have been approximately 700 to 1
About one in three people died from the infection, according to the CDC. 19659002] What you need to know about Vibrio: A boy from Maryland, infected with bacteria that eat flesh.
Twenty to 30 species of bacteria can be a source, according to Rasnake.
Bacteria associated with salt water and eating raw oysters are Vibrio vulnificus, while bacteria found in freshwater sources such as the Tennessee are Aeromonas.
Vibrio vulnificus and Aeromonas occur in warmer waters. Rasnake said July and August are the months when the chance of contracting bacteria is rising, as bacteria and the number of people using water are rising.
So far this year, nine have infected a region and one person has died. According to the Virgine Department of Health, Vibrio parahaemolyticus is the most commonly reported type of Vibrio infection in this condition. The number of cases increases between April and October due to warmer sea water temperatures. The man dies after being infected with carnivorous bacteria in Florida