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Florida officials report death of vibrio patient

3 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety News

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is investigating a death related to a Vibrio vulnificus infection.
Public health officials did not release any other information about the death. They did not say where the patient lived or the patient's age.
The officials are urging residents to take precautions against infection and illness by avoiding eating raw or undercooked oysters and other shellfish or exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water.
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that usually lives in warm, brackish seawater. These bacteria typically grow faster during...
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