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    Default Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

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    A Florida woman died after getting a flesh-eating bacteria from an innocent-seeming cut on her leg at the beach, according to her family.

    Lynn Fleming was not initially concerned about the wound she got two weeks ago after falling into a small dip in the water at Coquina Beach.
    “She fell into it, came out with a little three-quarter-inch cut; a bump on her leg,” her son Wade, who was with her, told Fox13.
    “It was just a small cut, didn’t think much of it. We got the swelling down, but it just kept bleeding,” he said.

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    Here is some more up-to-the-minute, concerning news about the flesh-eating bacteria in the ocean: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flesh-e...ouching-water/

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    This just now appeared in my morning (7-11-19) email:
    https://www.ecowatch.com/flesh-eatin...639149603.html
    I have read quite a few horror stories about kids and adults swimming in lakes, ponds, etc. with open wounds and cuts resulting in comas, amputations, and death. Now it is happening in the vast ocean. where one might think that the salty brine could have a healing effect. Go figure???
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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    I'm willing to bet that the dangers from tick bites outnumber those from flesh-eating bacteria. Lyme, Borrelia etc. may not kill you, but they make you so sick, you'll wish you were dead.
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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    "I'm willing to bet that the dangers from tick bites outnumber those from flesh-eating bacteria." The less incidences of flesh eating means less awareness to the unsuspecting. They both, as well as open cut exposure on many levels, need informed publicity.
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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    And now there is this death from brain eating amoeba at a water park. Where can one go to enjoy safe open waters anymore:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...rk/1831678001/

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    No where. The water is dirtier, more polluted than ever. The sun is hotter and more penetrating than ever. The air is dirtier and more contaminated than ever before. This is the world we live in now, and we have to adjust accordingly. I've noticed a growing number of men and women walking and standing on bus stops with open umbrellas trying to avoid the hotter, more penetrating rays from the sun. This is new. I don't recall seeing this even just 2 or 3 yrs. ago.

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    Back in the day when it was important for women of a certain social status to have pure white complexions, ladies carried an item called a parasol — like an open umbrella but lightweight, dainty and intended to shield one's complexion from the tanning rays of the sun. I believe they are still common in Japan, and evidently they are being introduced here too. You all know that I'm accustomed to baring some or all of my body in summer to fill my vitamin D tanks. I might sit on the deck, enjoying a noon lunch, for 20 minutes or so, but if there was weeding to do, I might spend several hours working the hoe in the midday sun, scantily clad. I never burned, just darkened over time. It felt warm and caressing. But now? Now it's different. That noon sun really burns. 15 minutes is my limit! And this is true even on days when the temperature isn't excessive. It just feels that the sun is hotter than it ever was in my lifetime! Edit: I wonder whether the frequency of skin cancer is increasing.
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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    Mercola has done a flesh eating bacteria article this morning reporting that the problem can be exacerbated by high iron in one's blood, who knew!!!
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...x#commentfocus

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    Here is a somewhat more positive article report about this flesh eating menace from this morning's EcoWatch: https://www.ecowatch.com/flesh-eatin...1#rebelltitem1

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    And here is yet another brain/flesh eating amoeba victim:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/10...ing/ar-AAHkYLk

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    No where. The water is dirtier, more polluted than ever. The sun is hotter and more penetrating than ever. The air is dirtier and more contaminated than ever before. This is the world we live in now, and we have to adjust accordingly. I've noticed a growing number of men and women walking and standing on bus stops with open umbrellas trying to avoid the hotter, more penetrating rays from the sun. This is new. I don't recall seeing this even just 2 or 3 yrs. ago.
    Completely agree with you Mr. Wizard. The climate is changing for sure, so need to we change our habits.

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    Default Re: Florida woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after beach trip

    More contaminated water issues for both humans and animals alike, from Dr. Karen Becker DVM:
    https//healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2019/10/20/blue-green-algae-and-pets.aspx
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