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(The Guardian Express)   It's official, everything in Florida wants to kill you. EVERYTHING   ( divider line
    More: Florida, necrotizing fasciitis, surface waters, immune disorders  
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2014-08-02 12:00:27 AM
2014-08-02 07:24:51 AM  
That's Australia, actually. Thanks for playing!
2014-08-02 07:28:43 AM  
It's like Australia Junior ;)
2014-08-02 07:30:23 AM  
I'm not positive, but I think major parts of that article were cutty and pasty.
2014-08-02 07:43:33 AM  
Doesn't seem directly cut and paste.  Paraphrased liberally from the Wikipedia article the author took most of his background information from?  Sure.
2014-08-02 07:44:34 AM  
*checks article* tl;dr version - a potentially deadly microorganism lives in warm saltwater.

Whew. The last swimming I did in Florida was in a 74 degree fresh water spring.
2014-08-02 07:46:40 AM  
As a mouthy black teenager eating candy, I agree.

/TOTALLY not helping
2014-08-02 07:48:41 AM  
Ah...missed the source at the bottom.  Yeah, that seems cutty/pasty plus changing a couple words here and there.

Article:  Vibrio vulnificus (V.vulnificus) is a bacterium in the same class as the bacteria that cause cholera. In healthy people, when the bacteria are ingested, they cause vomiting, diarrhea and pain in the abdomen. However, when people with weakened immune systems, such as those suffering from chronic liver disease, have the bacteria enter their system, it can infect the bloodstream. This causes fever and chills, lower blood pressure and skin lesions.

CDC Source:  Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera...Among healthy people, ingestion of V. vulnificus can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In immunocompromised persons, particularly those with chronic liver disease, V. vulnificus can infect the bloodstream, causing a severe and life-threatening illness characterized by fever and chills, decreased blood pressure (septic shock), and blistering skin lesions.
2014-08-02 07:50:22 AM  
'These bacteria can also be found in crabs.'

Somebody alert Snooki, this is serious.
2014-08-02 07:53:02 AM  
' Florida is not alone. Today 33 states routinely report cases of the infection,'

Dammitall, she's loose again
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