Florida Invaded By Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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Apparently, this isn't Lee County's year.

The Florida county, which is located in the area that was hit hardest by Hurricane Ian, is now reporting a dramatic uptick in cases involving a flesh-eating bacteria. So far this year, Lee County has reported 29 cases of vibrio vulnificus, according to the Lee County Department of Health. “Flood waters and standing waters following a hurricane pose many risks, including infectious diseases such as vibrio vulnificus,” reads a statement issued by the county.

Overall, the state has seen 65 cases and 11 deaths connected to vibrio vulnificus in 2022, per the Depart

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