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(Daily Mail)   Man dies from fast moving bacteria, leaving us to wonder just how slow Floridians really are   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 35
    More: Scary, Floridians, Palm Coast, skin lesions, amputations, bacteria, bacterial infections, Vibrio vulnificus  
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2013-09-30 03:48:08 PM
Hey schlubbmitter, you even put Floridian in your headline and you still didn't use the Florida tag?

I guess it got the virus too.
 
2013-09-30 03:49:03 PM
"Nothing moves faster than a germ!"

redroom.com
 
2013-09-30 03:52:23 PM
If he had not had an open would, he probably would not have gotten infected with the bacteria.
 
2013-09-30 03:56:52 PM
New tourism ad campaign for Florida

"Florida, we're a lot like Australia!"
 
2013-09-30 03:57:09 PM
hey pick you like the word would?
oh you must have been educated in florida.
 
2013-09-30 04:02:34 PM
28 hours. just enough time to buy a ton of that pre-approved term life insurance advertised on tv on him and make a bundle.
 
2013-09-30 04:07:30 PM
This is sick and sad, happening with more frequency.

I'm gonna crank "Wake Me Up" as I write this, in the depressing parking garage of my employment.

Part of me says, live life and take chances.

The other part says, respect bacteria. Don't play in warm water, don't expose nose/mouth/genitals and for gods sake dont expose wounds.

The funny thing is, storm water and ponds...oh, nevermind. fark that water.
 
2013-09-30 04:08:20 PM

WTP 2: hey pick you like the word would?
oh you must have been educated in florida.


This!
 
2013-09-30 04:10:07 PM
Floridians are usually very slow...until they accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and come crashing thru the storefront.
 
2013-09-30 04:10:45 PM

Witness99: This is sick and sad, happening with more frequency.

I'm gonna crank "Wake Me Up" as I write this, in the depressing parking garage of my employment.

Part of me says, live life and take chances.

The other part says, respect bacteria. Don't play in warm water, don't expose nose/mouth/genitals and for gods sake dont expose wounds.

The funny thing is, storm water and ponds...oh, nevermind. fark that water.


Well, not playing in warm water is kind of unrealistic in Florida. Even in the dead of winter, the ocean here is the temperature as New England oceans in the summer. The real problem is that the quiet hurricane season has led to a lack of churned seas and temperature balance around here, and has allowed the bacteria which is generally present in negligible amounts to really proliferate.
 
2013-09-30 04:13:17 PM
It's about time. Nature has finally declared war on Florida.
 
2013-09-30 04:13:21 PM

Witness99: This is sick and sad, happening with more frequency.

I'm gonna crank "Wake Me Up" as I write this, in the depressing parking garage of my employment.

Part of me says, live life and take chances.

The other part says, respect bacteria. Don't play in warm water, don't expose nose/mouth/genitals and for gods sake dont expose wounds.

The funny thing is, storm water and ponds...oh, nevermind. fark that water.


Yeah, you rock that Wham!
 
2013-09-30 04:13:54 PM
Vibrio vulnificus is a biatch with a 15-50% case fatality rate, but most people infected have an underlying immunodeficiency.
 
2013-09-30 04:14:00 PM
If you want to be scared shiatless do an image search for "flesh eating bacteria"
 
2013-09-30 04:17:23 PM

MayoSlather: If you want to be scared shiatless do an image search for "flesh eating bacteria"


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2013-09-30 04:21:49 PM
Good thing Rick Scott has been vetoing all the funding to study the water quality in that area. Something to do with run off from land developers.
http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=33622072
http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/31/3073154/floridas-indian-river -l agoon-facing.html

It's probably too late to save a lot of those areas. Even the wildlife and grasses are dieing off at this point.
 
2013-09-30 04:22:03 PM
FTFA: 'They tried multiple antibiotics but nothing was touching it.  Nothing even phased it."

It's "fazed." Not "phased."
 
2013-09-30 04:28:06 PM

endmile: Witness99: This is sick and sad, happening with more frequency.

I'm gonna crank "Wake Me Up" as I write this, in the depressing parking garage of my employment.

Part of me says, live life and take chances.

The other part says, respect bacteria. Don't play in warm water, don't expose nose/mouth/genitals and for gods sake dont expose wounds.

The funny thing is, storm water and ponds...oh, nevermind. fark that water.

Yeah, you rock that Wham!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-30 04:48:03 PM
Foolish subby! Even GI Joe had a hard time fleeing a persistent germ

http://youtu.be/toSk5eH_t5U?t=14m22s
 
2013-09-30 04:57:55 PM
Silly subby.   Bdellovibrio swim very fast (I think they swim faster than any other creature,  relative to their body size), and basically hit other bacteria at full ramming speed, tunnel into their cytoplasm and start eating their innards.  Yum.
 
2013-09-30 05:12:48 PM
He almost fooled the bacteria by leaving his blinker on for 4 miles.
 
2013-09-30 05:13:54 PM
Nine deaths in the state of Florida have been linked to the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria (pictured), which normally lives in warm seawater

Had to read that twice, as I initially saw "which normally lives in a warm sweater", and that confused the ell out of me.
 
2013-09-30 05:46:05 PM
so, maybe I read it poorly, but i feel like there was some ambiguity in that article.

regarding eating contaminated seafood, are the same risks present?  at one point, it says, you can get the bacteria by eating raw contaminated seafood. scary, i don't want to die for oysters.

then it says, consequences of eating contaminated food are [basically food poisoning].  not nice, but not scary, that's a normal risk for raw food.  but, I still feel like terminal / non-terminal should be more clearly delineated.  is digesting this bacteria as dangerous?

I just made a big argument yesterday to people that the whole R-month oyster rule is a inapplicable to gulf oysters, and only applies to european oysters (due to a local bacteria that grows in warmer waters). also, pacific and north eastern oysters have their own risks (some kind of red algea or something else, don't really remember).  but, for the most part, gulf oysters are the safest of all...

but then, i remembered, oysters don't live in seawater, they live in brackish water... so, how much salt in the salt water are we talking about for this bacteria to thrive?

they pictured oysters in the article, but are they even affected by this bacteria?
 
2013-09-30 05:50:12 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: FTFA: 'They tried multiple antibiotics but nothing was touching it.  Nothing even phased it."

It's "fazed." Not "phased."


Nahh, they wanted phased, the antibiotics were all armed with tiny little Star Trek guns, trying to blast the bacteria out of existence.
 
2013-09-30 06:14:36 PM
I appreciate the snark, but this is really horrible.

My son had an encounter with MRSA.  Started showing symptoms at 3:00 when he came home from school.  By 5:00 he was red on the entire right side of his face and neck, fever, sleepy, disoriented, the whole nine yards.  At the hospital 15 minutes later, in ICU 20 minutes after that.  7 days in the hospital.  Luckily he recovered fully.  The doctors said that if we had been an hour later he wouldn't have made it.

Expect to see more of these bugs emerging since helicopter moms get little Jimmy antibiotics every time he has the sniffles.
 
2013-09-30 08:25:59 PM
A) This whole thing is most disturbing because he really followed all the rules- he was in seawater (not freshwater), he didn't have his head under, he didn't have open wounds (just ant bites. insect bites are part of life in Florida).

B) I don't think this has much to do with MRSA. MRSA was created by humans being stupid about using antibiotics. To my knowledge, this bacteria was caught in the wild (not in a hospital or locker room) and was not antibiotic resistant (although antibiotics didn't work).

C) Yea, I agree wholeheartedly that gov Rick Scott sucks. He is defunding the groups that keep water clean when Florida has a HUGE water pollution problem on their hands. The water pollution problem could destroy the state of Florida because it causes red tides which not only make the beach unvisitable, they also kill fish.

D) Yes, you can ingest the bacteria mentioned by eating raw oysters. In fact, many up north oyster beds have been shut down because the ocean's warming means that the Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria can survive up there and has contaminated some oysters. If you are into cooked oysters (gross) you can avoid the danger by eating cooked oysters. I think that if this becomes a serious problem we could just irradiate oysters to kill bacteria (although that won't fix contamination from pollution which could also become a problem).
 
2013-09-30 08:28:18 PM
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Step on my sisters and I will fark your ass up.
 
2013-09-30 08:31:32 PM

pute kisses like a man: i don't want to die for oysters.


You can totally die from eating oysters. Hell, you can die from normal food poisoning too. You can even die in a car accident on your way to get oysters or sneeze at the wrong time and fall out of your chair while eating oysters and die of a head wound off the floor.

Best just grow up and realize every moment could be your last, and enjoy all of them.
 
2013-09-30 09:58:04 PM

MayoSlather: If you want to be scared shiatless do an image search for "flesh eating bacteria"


Great, thanks for the idea!

http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/flesh-eating-bacter ia -3-640x480.jpg

That one is only hours away from becoming a walker!
 
2013-09-30 11:26:58 PM
And here I am annoyed as fark when kids come to pediatrician for a bug bite.  A single bite killed this dude by giving the bacteria entry.  I just thought the people here were dumb and dramatic.

/last sentence is still accurate
 
2013-10-01 01:24:53 AM

pute kisses like a man: so, maybe I read it poorly, but i feel like there was some ambiguity in that article.

regarding eating contaminated seafood, are the same risks present?  at one point, it says, you can get the bacteria by eating raw contaminated seafood. scary, i don't want to die for oysters.

then it says, consequences of eating contaminated food are [basically food poisoning].  not nice, but not scary, that's a normal risk for raw food.  but, I still feel like terminal / non-terminal should be more clearly delineated.  is digesting this bacteria as dangerous?

I just made a big argument yesterday to people that the whole R-month oyster rule is a inapplicable to gulf oysters, and only applies to european oysters (due to a local bacteria that grows in warmer waters). also, pacific and north eastern oysters have their own risks (some kind of red algea or something else, don't really remember).  but, for the most part, gulf oysters are the safest of all...

but then, i remembered, oysters don't live in seawater, they live in brackish water... so, how much salt in the salt water are we talking about for this bacteria to thrive?

they pictured oysters in the article, but are they even affected by this bacteria?


Vibrio lives in the saltwater of the Gulf and in our brackish bayous around here, though most of our vibrio infections occur in the spring rather than the summer.
 
2013-10-01 10:01:39 AM
The vibrio batch are a nasty species.

Also responsible for cholera too if I remember my undergrad micro classes
 
2013-10-01 10:49:05 AM

optikeye: Good thing Rick Scott has been vetoing all the funding to study the water quality in that area.



Eh, worst case, just use your bootstraps to tie off your gangrenous limbs.
 
2013-10-01 11:16:50 AM

Vector R: MayoSlather: If you want to be scared shiatless do an image search for "flesh eating bacteria"

Great, thanks for the idea!

http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/flesh-eating-bacter ia -3-640x480.jpg

That one is only hours away from becoming a walker!


This is some truly terrifying shiat. Reminds me of this.
 
2013-10-01 11:56:55 AM

doglover: pute kisses like a man: i don't want to die for oysters.

You can totally die from eating oysters. Hell, you can die from normal food poisoning too. You can even die in a car accident on your way to get oysters or sneeze at the wrong time and fall out of your chair while eating oysters and die of a head wound off the floor.

Best just grow up and realize every moment could be your last, and enjoy all of them.


thanks, mr. itg.

i should have specified, if i can completely avoid the risk by waiting a couple months, that might be something i think about (except for really good happy hour specials on oysters, because cheap oysters are always a special dispensation)... or, during those higher risk months, switch to charbroiled oysters.

/ just because mountain climbing is fun and you're going to die anyway, doesn't mean you shouldn't use a rope.
 
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