I think I know who you are talking about. He didn't even get in the water and still got it.Yeah, I have a friend who just had a brush with this. He owns a local watersports company and contracted the infection. He caught it early and they were able to prevent the spread and major damage.
I'm in the water all the time and I've never really considered contracting this until my buddy got it. Spearfishing, we are in the water for hours at a time...
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50 years ago you didn't have social media to spread every story at the speed of light. Vibrio has always been around. Some seasons it's worse than others, like any bacteria can be. But it's true, you need to take infected wounds seriously, especially around water.Wow! These stories sure scare me. I grew up here in Pensacola & have spent a lot if time in the Gulf for the past 50 years and never heard about things like this until a few years ago. I also spent a lot of time in Bayou Texar & Bayou Grande waterskiing and never got sick. I wonder what is going on. Has this bacteria always been in the water?
That's not exactly how bacterial resistance works, but everyone has their pet theories I guess.I think the problem has grown because of the chemicals used in the oil spill. It was a bacteria eating solution.. But bacteria can build resistance to things.. I have hear it is growing in the tar balls on the beach.. even the small ones.
Elemental Iodine is good to kill infections in the skin.. It is poison, so do not take internally.. No fungus or bacteria has build a resistance to Iodine yet.
Hawthorne Products has the strongest I can find.. 17%... but a controlled substance.. So you can only order it online for your "Horse". Used for horses hove and saddle sores. If it is good enough for the thick skin of a horse, ti is good enough for yours.
Might be a good idea to have it in a spray container on the boat.