FIU: Protecting yourself from rare flesh-eating bacteria found on Florida’s beaches

FIU: Protecting yourself from rare flesh-eating bacteria found on Florida’s beaches

FIU: Protecting yourself from rare flesh-eating bacteria found on Florida’s beaches

The Florida Health Department has warned residents and tourists of a rare form of flesh-eating, potentially deadly bacteria that has made its way to Florida beaches. Vibrio vulnificus has already infected eight people this year, killing two.

FIU News sat down with Dr. Consuelo Beck-Sagué, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, to give us insight on how people become infected and the potential risks.

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