MEMPHIS, Tenn (WMC / Gray News) – The Memphis family is in mourning when the beloved husband and father killed a bacteria that ate meat and was hired on the coast of the bay.
For the second time in a month, visitors returned home from trips to Destin, Florida, where local bacteria eating doctors confirmed cases.
In a post written by a male daughter on Wednesday, she described a weekend, full of family fun and enjoying the best emerald coast, from skiing on the water to bathing in the beautiful Destiny's water.
But it quickly became deadly for a man from Memphis who is fighting cancer.
His daughter wrote: "A bacteria that eats meat sounds like an urban legend. Let me assure you that it is not. My dad's life lasted.
She says that 12 hours after she was in the water, her father woke up with fever and chills. Only 48 hours later his family learned vibrio vulnificus his life.
"My father did not have any open wounds. He had some places that were practically treated with small scratches on my arms and legs, for which I was convinced they were super-sealed."
On Monday, he said that he was admitted to the hospital. A black fox appeared on the back, a sign of a deadly infection.
Experts say that bacteria naturally live in some coastal waters.
"There must be no panic. These are sporadic cases that occur all the time. Some of them are really bad. Patients lose their limbs, a lot of tissue, causing media attention, "said Dr. Muhammad Khurshid, a specialist for infectious diseases in the St. Francis.
Although infections such as this are rare, Khurshid says that this could harm people who are already ill.
"Especially if you are immune compromised and have an open wound, you would probably avoid situations when you are exposed to this water," Khurshid said.
His family said there were no warnings on the beaches of bacteria hidden in the blue waters of Destina.
In her statement, Florida's health said that they are now investigating these cases. It is recommended that you do not get into the water if you have fresh cuts or scraps.
You can read more about the disease at the Florida Health Department.
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