Flesh-eating Bacteria Arrives In Northeastern U.S. Waters

(Camden, NJ) -- People along the Northeast Coast are being warned of flesh-eating bacteria. Researchers in New Jersey say climate change could be spreading the bacteria that kills skin and muscle tissue. They're warning swimmers and fishermen and women in the Northeast about a rise in cases of the bacteria. It enters the bloodstream either when infected water enters a wound or from eating contaminated seafood.

Researchers from Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey say they only had two cases of V vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis in all the years prior to 2017.They then treated 5 cases from 2017 through 2018 and one of the patients did not survive.

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