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(Tech Times)   Just when you thought it was safe to go back in: "Flesh-eating bacteria rampant in Florida waters"   (techtimes.com) divider line 15
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2014-07-30 08:10:57 AM  
Who the hell is thinking it is safe to go back into Florida?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-07-30 08:38:44 AM  
I think it's pretty common everywhere.  Doesn't it live in soil?
 
2014-07-30 10:25:03 AM  
Florida Tag?

FLORIDA TAG?!

Why does the Scary tag always trump Florida!

/damn right it's scary to live here, but still. FLORIDA TAG FOR FLORIDA STORIES!
 
2014-07-30 11:34:43 AM  

vpb: I think it's pretty common everywhere.  Doesn't it live in soil?


It's not actually found in soil although many bacteria are. It is restricted to the ocean and is most often associated with food poisoning from shellfish rather than skin or blood infections from bathing.
 
2014-07-30 11:40:41 AM  
If you were thinking about vacationing in Florida, read fark headlines for at least one week prior to the decision.  If you still think you want to go to Florida, please contact your nearest mental health organization, because you need help, badly.
 
2014-07-30 12:06:58 PM  

Teresaol31: If you were thinking about vacationing in Florida, read fark headlines for at least one week prior to the decision.  If you still think you want to go to Florida, please contact your nearest mental health organization, because you need help, badly.


Aw, it's not bad if you stick to the beaches.  Don't go any further inland than Daytona Speedway or 6th Avenue.
 
2014-07-30 12:07:25 PM  
some live in Salt Water, others live on land, still others live on and in our food, but the worst ones are found on in and around all of us!

Staph Bacteria....  it eats flesh!  it's everywhere!

Miles up in the sky, miles down underground!  the only place to escape from it is to dive into the SUN!

It does not live on copper.
 
2014-07-30 12:18:19 PM  

foo monkey: Teresaol31: If you were thinking about vacationing in Florida, read fark headlines for at least one week prior to the decision.  If you still think you want to go to Florida, please contact your nearest mental health organization, because you need help, badly.

Aw, it's not bad if you stick to the beaches.  Don't go any further inland than Daytona Speedway or 6th Avenue.


I lived in FL for 6 years and this is pretty much accurate. Though I'd pass on Daytona unless you like lapdances a lot. Tampa/Saint Pete isn't bad, but FL in general is a cultural shiathole.
 
2014-07-30 12:23:29 PM  
as opposed to the more typical flesh-eating gators?
 
2014-07-30 12:33:29 PM  
sideshowcinema.com
 
2014-07-30 12:38:30 PM  
TFA: '"A person can contract the virus by eating tainted raw shell fish and oysters," said Pamela Crane, Florida Department of Health Deputy press secretary, to the New Times. "And people who swim in seawater who have open wounds are also vulnerable to the bacteria." '

So, is a virus, or a bacterium? 

/That's some fine reporting, Lou.
 
2014-07-30 12:58:29 PM  
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2014-07-30 01:59:27 PM  
"Flesh-eating bacteria rampant in Florida waters"

Worst coat-of-arms ever.
 
2014-07-30 04:26:46 PM  
Why are they calling it a flesh-eating bacteria in their headlines when it doesn't eat flesh?
 
2014-07-31 09:39:28 AM  
Florida is out to kill you.
We have:

Alligators
Crocodiles
Bears
Panthers
3 kinds of Rattlesnake
Water Moccasins
Copperheads
Coral Snakes
Bull Sharks
Wild Hogs
George Zimmerman
Assorted Tweekers, Crack heads, Pill poppers
The elderly
 
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