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So have been hearing a lot of people talking about this in the gulf. Trying to find out everyone's thoughts. Is it safe to be in or have contact with the water right now? Is our local economy in more trouble? Anyone got info on whats going on right now?
 

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If you're sick, immune system deficient or have open wounds, stay out of the water, not just the gulf. Someone diagnosed with it last week after being in the miss river. If you're healthy, it's one of the last things I'd worry about.
 

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Definitely dangerous but as I posted on another forum. With the amount of people in Destin on the 4th and only case is known. That guy had just finished chemo and was in his 70s. I would bet more people are seriously injured driving to Florida on vacation than from flesh eating bacteria.
 

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Wife’s step brother who lives in Navarre is in the hospital with the infection on his foot
I don’t know where he was when he picked it up.
Will post more info when I get it


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I wade fish regularly, 2-3x/week, with small scratches, scrapes, etc. from yard work and to my knowledge do not have fibrio. I'm also 30, vaccinated, and active.
 

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The step brother lost his big toe early this year and has been out of the hospital for months
Wife told me was in it and when she tried to find out where she found out it was old news


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This stuff has been here way longer than us.... it just gets hyped up with news/social media these days... when I was in elementary school back in the mid 90s, a classmate's father was wading for mullet a few months after a liver transplant. His immune system was shot and he didn't stand a chance against Vibrio... died in a week.


Like has been said, with weakened immune system, stay out of the water.

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Thanks for your opinions and stories everyone.. im sorry to anyone whos family has suffered, or suffered themselfs.. stay safe and tight lines
 

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Thanks everyone for sharing. It definitely seems like it got broadcast more this year. I hadn't realized it's something that happens every year. It truly is horrible to deal with though, and makes for sensational stories, which is probably why it's getting press.
 
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