Forum: Knowing â€˜flesh-eating bacteria'
The dog days of summer are here, and with them come reports of illnesses and deaths caused by Vibrio vulnificus, nicknamed the "flesh-eating bacteria." As a marine biologist, I find myself getting frustrated when I read media reports of people infected by V. vulnificus because they often leave the reader with a sense of panic and the idea that our beaches are not safe.
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