Summary by Ground NewsThere have been 65 cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection and 11 deaths in Florida this year. Vibrio vulnificus infections can be caused after bacteria enters the body through open cuts. The bacteria lives in warm brackish water, like standing floodwaters. Many of the infections are in Lee County, which includes Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on September 28. The Florida Department of Health is urging the public to take precautions.
Published 3 months ago · Collier County, United States
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