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Vibrio vulnificus outbreak of 2013
Pierce, Marcia M. Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.
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In 2013, 31 people in Florida were infected by a saltwater bacterial pathogen known as Vibrio vulnificus. This species is a rare cause of flesh-eating disease, which in medical terms is called necrotizing fasciitis. Of the 31 people infected in 2013, nine died from their disease.
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