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Saltwater Bacteria Risk
« on: June 28, 2012, 08:14:52 AM »
Good article in todays Chronicle(6/28/12Sports pages) about a bacteria in saltwater.  Anyone fishing salt should be aware and know the symptoms.  Bacteria enters body thru any cut ,scratch or open wound and causes redness.  Immediate treatment is essential as it spreads very fast after it gets a foot hold.  This bacteria is like the flesh eating bacteria and it destroys the soft tissue very fast and if untreated can cause death.  The good thing is that the risk is very very low but we all need to be aware of symptoms.

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Re: Saltwater Bacteria Risk
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 09:11:04 AM »
Thanks for bringing that subject up. Its that time of the year.  Could you dig out a link to the online article and post it?

In the education section of this website is a page on 'Salt Water Safety' that mentioned this bug (Vibrio vulnificus).

Several years ago, one of our members had a friend die of this.


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