WPEC: Flesh-eating bacteria in water infects Stuart resident

(Source: WPEC)


A Treasure Coast man is recovering from a flesh-eating bacterial infection that took over his leg in a constellation-like pattern starting with a cut he got on his ankle.

“Diarrhea, fatigued, not to mention everyday waking up everyday with the weight of what is wrong with me and am I going to be okay?” JJ Davidson said of his 4-week progression since contracting Vibrio Vulnificus.

The potentially lethal bacteria thrives in salt water in hot summer months.

Vibrio Vulnificus infected 30 people last year and killed 10 in Florida.

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