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Old 06-23-2019, 02:05 PM
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Yikes!!!
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:59 PM
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I remember this one from a few years ago . . .

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I guess it's the fault of "we humans"



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Old 06-23-2019, 04:46 PM
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Taken many, many lives in FL, young mostly.
If your gonna swim in lakes which avg over 85 degree temps here easily your best bet is to use ear and nose plugs, as well as Goggles.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Taken many, many lives in FL, young mostly.
If your gonna swim in lakes which avg over 85 degree temps here easily your best bet is to use ear and nose plugs, as well as Goggles.
You're thinking of a different pathogen, Naegleria Fowleri an amoeba that inhabits warm bodies of fresh water. Vibrio is common in warm salt water environments. Both are nasty specimens and should be avoided.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegleria_fowleri
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Had a neighbor here in Lower Alabama who lost a foot to Vibrio. That stuff scares me, because I like to fish back country and inshore bays, and always worry about a scrape or a hook prick turning into a nightmare.
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Old 06-23-2019, 05:22 PM
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Vibrio vulnificus has infected 397 people in Florida since 2008, killing 108 of them.Hillsborough County leads the state, with 29 cases and 9 deaths since 2008, when the state first began tracking the deadly disease, caused by a naturally occurring water-borne bacteria. Brevard and Lee counties are in the Top 5, after Hillsborough:
  • Escambia: 23 cases, 5 deaths
  • Brevard: 21 cases, 9 deaths
  • Lee: 21 cases, 8 deaths
  • Pinellas: 19 cases, 7 deaths
  • Broward: 17 cases, 6 deaths
More:Melbourne man survives, but suffers 11 surgeries in 18 days

On the Treasure Coast, there have been:
  • Indian River: 8 cases, 2 deaths
  • St. Lucie: 4 cases, 2 deaths
  • Martin: 2 cases, 0 deaths
https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/lo...ns/1421103001/
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Love the political overtones of "we humans have warmed the place" crap.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Love the political overtones of "we humans have warmed the place" crap.
Yep, I quit reading right there. Just another agenda piece.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yep, I quit reading right there. Just another agenda piece.
Check out the TCPalm article, it''s safe to read, no mention of global warming
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I had one of the forms of vibrio a few years back, but got lucky it wasn't a severe case and antibiotics took care of it. Anytime fishing or crabbing I keep purel on me so I can rinse my hands then rub that in any cut.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yep, I quit reading right there. Just another agenda piece.
Yep, same here, just copied that part-“we humans have warmed the climate enough that their habitats are expanding.” To reply, but see I am not the first! Seriously hard to take a lot of journalists seriously when they do stuff like that.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:27 AM
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Famous grouper guide in Cedar Key lost his leg to that a few years back.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Taken many, many lives in FL, young mostly.
If your gonna swim in lakes which avg over 85 degree temps here easily your best bet is to use ear and nose plugs, as well as Goggles.
obviously you didn't read the article
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obviously you didn't read the article
But he is correct, just not directly related to article. Fresh water amoebas are prevalent in Florida. Disney closed all swimming in lakes, mostly due to this. That was about the time they closed River Country at Fort Wilderness. They do enter through nose, ears, or mouth and then eat your brain! So, alligators are not the only thing to fear in lakes! Never really bothered me since I only spend time in saltwater, but now this saltwater bacteria just something else to fear!
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