Flesh-eating bacteria infections increase in Florida after Hurricane Ian

The aftermath of Hurricane Ian has brought an increase in reported infections of a rare flesh-eating bacteria in Florida.

There were 65 cases of Vibrio vulnificus and 11 deaths in the state so far this year as of Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health. It was up from 34 cases and 10 deaths reported in 2021.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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