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Man dies from bacterial infection after eating raw oysters

Gulf coast oyster fishermen It's especially important to be careful with raw oysters in the summer. Getty
Johnnie Parks | 19 July, 2018, 22:18

The Florida Department of Health has revealed that an elderly man died from bacterial infection after eating tainted oyster at a restaurant.

While Vibrio vulnificus is sometimes known as 'flesh-eating bacteria, ' the label is misleading because humans with healthy skin are not at risk.

The 71-year-old man ate the oysters on July 8 at a Sarasota restaurant, which health officials did not identify, and died two days later.

The name of the restaurant where the man ate the oyster was not released.

Typical symptoms for the infection include fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, but in rare cases, the bacteria can become a "flesh-eating disease". If the infection is contracted through the skin, it can lead to skin breakdown and ulcers.

Vibrio vulnificus is sometimes referred to as a "flesh-eating bacteria" but health officials say that label is misleading because it can not attack healthy skin. Instead they should ensure that their shellfish are cooked thoroughly. People can also contract the bacteria if they wade in water and have any open wounds.

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Health officials also urge people with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and other shellfish. Those with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable.

If the bacteria enters the bloodstream, the infection can become even more serious with a lethal rate of about 50 percent. "Most infections occur from May through October when water temperatures are warmer".

Suspected cases of Vibrio vulnificus need to be immediately treated with antibiotics to improve their survival.

Last year, Manatee County had two cases of flesh eating bacteria and Sarasota County had none.

As for Big Bend counties, Wakulla and Jackson counties have both had one confirmed case each. There were three confirmed cases and one death in 2016.

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