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Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

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As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful. As CBS reports, Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. At least 11 Floridians have contracted Vibrio vulnificus so far this year and two have died, according to the most recent state data.



Not exactly great news for Florida beach season...

Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If ingested, it can cause stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also infect open wounds and lead to “skin breakdown and ulceration,” according to the CDC.


“Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater,” the Florida Department of Health said in a statement.




Florida isn’t the only state to report Vibrio vulnificus infections. Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi have also recorded cases, and a 2013 outbreak linked to contaminated shellfish sickened at least 104 people in 13 states, according to the CDC.


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The CDC's advice:

  • Avoid exposing open wounds to warm saltwater, brackish water or to raw shellfish
  • Wear protective clothing when handling raw shellfish
  • Cook shellfish thoroughly and avoid food contamination with juices from raw seafood
  • Eat shellfish promptly after cooking and refrigerate leftovers

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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:53 | 5025846 Spungo
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I'm working on a biological weapon that destroys wealth. I call it the Bernanke Strain.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:00 | 5025873 gh0atrider
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Bah flesh eating___ whatevers!  Buh Bitcoin or go get phvcked!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:19 | 5025959 0b1knob
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I thought EMP weapons were the greatest threat.   Now its flesh eating bacteria.  Or maybe ebola.  Or global warming/climate change, asteroid impact, financial meltdown part two or WWIII.

Silly me.  I just mind my own business and try to live my life.   I'm must be such a fool....

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:42 | 5026022 dryam
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Don't get me wrong.  I love ZH, but sensationalized articles like this are ridiculous.  Vibrio vulnificus infections have been around for a long time in areas that have brackish water.  Most first year medical students learn about it.  Ice is slippery, hot coffee can burn, and being in brackish water with an open wound can give you a potential lethal infection that is not transmittable to other people.  Articles like this dilutes all of the other great work ZH does.

As for Ebola, I think people should be scared shitless.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:10 | 5026119 acetinker
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Ya' might be wrong about this one, fellow traveler.  Vv is trying to break down the seemingly endless supply of tarballs from Deepwater Horizon.  In the process, it has become much more prevalent than is normal.

It will break you down, too. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:43 | 5026183 Seek_Truth
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While Vv has been around for quite some time, and is rather rare, this is not the case with the current outbreak.

It may have something to do with this:

And this:

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:17 | 5026244 acetinker
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C'mon man!  The first link is behind a paywall, and the second speaks of Ormond Beach, which is on the Atlantic side.  There was a time, before the barricades were erected, that you could ride that beach, from St. Augustine all the way down to Cocoa, where the sand got soft, and nary a toll was levied.  Let's keep it real, K?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:43 | 5026286 Juno Rock
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Fresh! Hot off the press! Gettum while they last!

ZH is on that slippery slope of sensationalism. 

It's fast becoming the internet equivalent of check out counter rags.

National Inquirer anyone? 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:17 | 5026406 Bingo Hammer
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Haha the smell of your bullshit has a particular NSA tang about it, but no offence, just saying, ya know

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:29 | 5026161 Miffed Microbio...
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Have to agree here. I've seen several deaths from this vibrio locally over the years. All were HIV infected men eating raw oysters. I've never seen a wound case. Probably our waters are too cold. Mortality is quite high if you are immunocompromised or have liver disease. Also has a predilection for men. GNR sepsis is a common killer in my world but Vibrio is a small player.

I don't know why this organism is termed "flesh eating". There is a bad lesion and septicemia but no flesh is being consumed. Must be sensationalized for effect. Sad, this just adds to the fears of a global pandemic for no reason.

It is very common for various obscure organisms cause a cluster of infection. I have noted many of them over the years and dutifully reported them to the CDC as requested. Funny, the end report is usually no commonality between those who were infected ( unless a food poisoning with a traceable source). They often disappear just as fast as they start. It's just life on this crazy planet.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:29 | 5026259 willwork4food
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Forgive my OT, but Miffed, may I ask you if a person that has half a liver & one good kidney should be worried about eating raw oysters? What about snakebites? Please send the bill to me under ZH. They know me here.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:23 | 5026329 Miffed Microbio...
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IMHO, this would not be a good idea but I am not a dr nor play one on TV. Unless this is a life passion, I would not indulge, at least not raw. There are plenty of good aphrodisiacs that can substitute as well. ;-)

Anytime you have a challenged liver or kidney, infections can be worse. However, I've seen diabetics without kidney damage yet die from septicemia very quickly so don't just assume you don't have a chance. I had severe asthma for 25 years and my dad died at 63 from COPD. Respiratory is my weak area. Mr miffed get a cold and when I catch it it manifests much worse in me. I just realize I must stay as healthy as possible.

Believe me, I admire you very much. You have gone down the road less traveled. Remember, plants heal (alkalizing ) Mushroom are fascinating ( we use Reishi and Lions Mane with good results. Chinese medicine has some good options too. Ashwagandha, Amla berry, Holy Basil and Tribulus too. Remember stress is something you don't need! Find your personal escape. Mine is nature and yoga ( I really should add less ZH but that would be hypocritical) ;-)

About the bill. You owe me nothing. I owe you a thanks for your story and gratitude for your great comments over the years. I hope that makes us square.

Be well and, yes, you are very much in my thoughts and prayers.


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:23 | 5026439 Farqued Up
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My alcoholic liver is back to normal after 4 years if I ignore the scar tissue, but I'll sometimes eat cooked oysters if they are well done. I'll never chance eating anything raw without legs that sit and strain the water for sustenance. If it crawls and is cooked, I'll eat it.

I'm lucky, my kidneys are great, which is crucial for liver problems.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:09 | 5026316 zhandax
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Does seem more prevalent in warmer climates, but take a look at this..

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:05 | 5028576 Stares straight...
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Vibrio is tough to kill. It's also motile and so yes, it can be a "flesh eater"
There are other flesh eaters that aren't motile, however, like strep. Seems like 50 + cases should be a cause for some alarm if not caution, at least. I disagree with this article being "sensational".

I swim in salt with open wounds all the time. The bacteria leave me alone because of all the sharks swimming around me.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:42 | 5026046 Jafo
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How else are you going to get an apocalypse unless you have all of these threats that will happen simultaneously?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:11 | 5026156 PacOps
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0b1knob Not so ...

Some few years back I went to an ER with my left foot and ankle inflamed & swollen. Welll ... lets see .... go home and come back if it gets worse and gave me some antibiotic to take. Next day up to my knee. Welll ... lets see. I said BS. I'm in my 60s and dont have the physical resources or time to deal with this at home! Admit me. They finally did. 5 days on a potent cocktail IV drip and it turned around. I was finally told I came close to loosing my lower leg or terminating life.

Be agressive no matter your age!

No brackish water. Just day to day living.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:26 | 5026255 ebear
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grizzly bear attacks are on the rise!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:09 | 5026512 Headbanger
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And there's no doubt THEY are flesh eating!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:25 | 5025973 knukles
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This shit gets better and better by the moment.
Just wait until some real bad ass terrible diseases break out courtesy of the 2 legged sand fleas streaming across the border and some exchange of bodily fluids with a few African travelers.
Tax the system to collapse

Your Cloward-Piven Tax Dollars at Work.

Nowhere in memory do I recollect this behavior before... simply letting the sick and etc., stream into the country.
FFS people, they used to check baggage for bugs, insects... used to ask if you'd been on a farm and whammo ..... now nothing
Welcome everybody, who gives a shit about your background!
You're free to roam about, we'll even pay for it.  And give you shelter and spending money, to boot!

This is crazy
We're really honest to God on the Crazy Train

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:21 | 5026141 Ralph Spoilsport
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Best comment I've seen about this immigrant mess anywhere. The health regulations are suddenly on hold but nobody notices/cares, even with Ebola running around the globe.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:35 | 5026172 PacOps
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The Border Cops have expressed their concern. They have to follow the law.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:31 | 5026167 PacOps
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Thanks for the heads-up on the fight you left us for a few days ago - smokin' hot! That kid.

Gennady Golovkin
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:45 | 5026195 playnstocks
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Drive from Vegas to LA and they stop and ask me if I have any fruit in the car. FRUIT! WTF!!

I just point at my wife just her!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:06 | 5026312 PacOps
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Your first trip across?

Same question for the last forever for cars (I'm 72) unless you are walking, swimming or jet skiing across the border.

CA is nuts with politics but we (the farmers) are paranoid about fruit pests.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:27 | 5026334 90's Child
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Yeah I remember all the time going from Reno (not through Donners pass but up through stead -> coldsprings -> California border towards Northern California) and they'd always ask if we had any fruit and if so what kinda.
Now you can drive right through Donners pass and have the bad kinda of fruit they are worried about and it don't matter cause they don't stop you to find out.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:46 | 5026198 Seek_Truth
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:12 | 5026403 Bingo Hammer
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"Buttcoin" is the answer; it can be used in all the money slots 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:52 | 5026077 Dublinmick
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That has been going on for years down here Tyler, many stories of commercial fisherman being eaten up with it especially over around Indian River in the intercoastal waterway where the dump sewage into the ocean.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:27 | 5026155 Ralph Spoilsport
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I've been watching for the Chesapeake Bay watermen to start reporting this. There's a guy in Baltimore who recently got infected and almost lost his leg.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:34 | 5026170 takeaction
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Well....I may be nuts...maybe not.  Just ordered a Kappler Suit off Ebay for $14 bucks.  Level 3 Zytron Hazmat suit may come in handy....I would recommend taking a look at this...
Find out which one you think will help.....and jump over on Ebay to grab one for dirt cheap at the moment......just go to ebay and type in "Kappler"....I feel better already.....all of this shit going down....Where is the deer?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:53 | 5025849 zorba THE GREEK
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Let's hope all the banksters vacation in Florida this year

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:57 | 5025864 neuronius
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some of those strains sound like they describe parts of the female anatomy... Vibrio vulnificus... that's too many v's.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:07 | 5025911 booboo
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Vibrio vulnificus no doubt is a strain related to Vulvar vestibulitis and can be easily verified via smell testing fish.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:08 | 5025922 erg
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V. : But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey: Are you like a crazy person?
V. : I’m quite sure they will say so.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:26 | 5025983 acetinker
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Yep erg, you're mad as a march hare, and so am I.  Trouble is, it's almost August, and that shit matters, in my book

So, cheer up Amigo!  It can only get worse frome here.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:37 | 5026025 knukles
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Oh August!
It's vacation time in FRANCE!
Imagine the banlieues aflame, with the Palestinian and fellow Muzzies protesting anything their little hearts desire! 


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:50 | 5026069 IridiumRebel
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I drive a vulva. What do you drive?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:10 | 5026121 knukles
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An Italian Penicular

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:30 | 5026166 Ralph Spoilsport
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There's something about an aqua Volvo man.

Gotta be pretty old to remember that one.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:28 | 5026159 acetinker
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I'm kind of tired of eggheads.  Y'know, people who think they know stuff because they've been to 'university' and such.  You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground, knuckles, and that will be very apparent to you, very soon.

I will continue to call you an educated idiot each and every time you encroach me.  Fuck off.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:42 | 5026048 erg
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I think my transition into senility is going to be a seamless one. The loss of hearing as I go is going to provide an addition vector of humor as well I think.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:38 | 5026277 ebear
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:18 | 5025878 erg
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With the myriad threats from without, soon we will all be bubble boys and girls. Self-contained above water living apparatus. 


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:02 | 5025881 virgilcaine
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Climbing into the bunker..this is enough for ol Virgil.



Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:01 | 5025883 Make_Mine_A_Double
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Nothing that a dose of bath salts won't cure.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:04 | 5025893 alexcojones
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Core Exit?

Eats you from Your Core Out-!

Fuck BP

Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP, Is Destroying Gulf
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:05 | 5025903 Captain Jack Sparrow
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Vladimir Vulnificus?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:07 | 5025921 potato
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this hysteria is getting stupid. flesh-eating bacteria is horrible but it's quite common in warmer waters. infection vector is open wounds. just like shark bites, fukushima water, swine flu, bird flu, ebola, terrorism.... this is a NON-ISSUE

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:09 | 5025926 blindman
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what did he say?
the hits just keep on coming ...
something like that.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:11 | 5025933 NoDebt
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GMO it into "fat-eating bacteria" and you've got the next Botox to take to market.  Especially in Florida.


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:32 | 5026008 Manthong
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Hmm.. maybe a flesh eating bacteria is what Kerry needs to get his botched Botox face job fixed.

I guess it would have been too much to wish that he had found a bug one of the times he fell off his boat in ‘Nam during the four months he was there and scammed 4 medals.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:12 | 5025935 xcehn
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Dailymail ran a story recently driving home how easy it is to get this:

"Firefighter loses his hand to flesh-eating bacteria after pricking his palm on a THORN"

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:15 | 5025946 rum_runner
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eh.. get used to it.  I know ZH hates the idea of "climate change" but regardless of sentiment here the bugs are going to keep moving up from the equator.. west nile, equine EE, whatever.. better hope and pray some nasties like ebola don't find a mutation that enhances transmission.  Gotta love this latest one, though.  The ocean itself is harboring that will kill you if you step in.

So much for the clean seas.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:17 | 5025952 stinkhammer
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hey!  I live in florida and I like the beach!  Am i going to die?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:19 | 5025955 FredFlintstone
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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:31 | 5026007 NoDebt
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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:32 | 5026009 knukles
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If the flesh eating bacteria don't getcha, the Corexit poisoning and toxicity will, likely and if not that, the Border patrol will shoot you dead for being a non-Latino wading ashore...  Gotcha covered.  Or might even cut your instep on granny Smith's upper dentures lost in the sand and while waiting in line behind the 1,000s of newly endorsed non-registered Democratic voters enemas and prostate massages in the ER, you'll just fucking bleed out.
But after you're dead, your family will be comfortable knowing that you were covered for pre-existing conditions, had you been sent a bill.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:37 | 5026018 erg
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As soon as you're born you're dying. Such a warm quote; it fills me with great solace.

I think it was Iron Maiden.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:12 | 5026122 knukles
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John Henry Newman also thought of that proposition rather deeply.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:57 | 5026096 acetinker
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Definitely, and still the question remains, huh?  When?  Personally, I want to live every moment my life presents to me.  Those moments are few to me now.

The tree of Liberty must be refreshed by the blood of patriots and tyrants.

How many of you (us) truly know what the above statement actually means?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:46 | 5026054 Atomizer
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Just more bullshit to keep the serfs living in fear. Still waiting for the killer bees to reach N.America, that was back in the late 70's.. 

Some childhood memories never fade. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:25 | 5026413 Boomberg
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I remember the swine flu epidemic that never came. Think Carter wanted the entire country inoculated. Only people who got sick were those got the shot.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:48 | 5026061 Mr.Sono
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this sounds like united states of america.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:49 | 5026065 Starkman
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Ah, this ain't nothing. I got something that'll beat 'em all: Sharknato II is on tonight! End of story! Lunch is served.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:50 | 5026072 Atomizer
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CDC, what ever happened to the bath salt zombie storyline? 


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:55 | 5026087 Dublinmick
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Zombie Max™ - Just in case!

Be PREPARED – supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max™ ammunition from Hornady®! Loaded with PROVEN Z-Max™ bullets... yes PROVEN Z-Max™ bullets (have you seen a Zombie?). Make sure your "bug out bag" is ready with nothing but the best!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:58 | 5026094 Dublinmick
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The risk continues to grow around the gulf states.

In virtually every article that has been published in the mainstream media over the past decade about the many deaths and serious illnesses that have been directly linked to the GOM, there is often a qualification about the individual who died or who became seriously ill or diseased. Deliberate reference is made to the strength (or lack thereof) of the immune systems of those who passed or took ill.  This leaves the reader with the false impression that only those with weakened immune systems are vulnerable to pathogenic micro-organisms like Vibrio vulnificus.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:38 | 5026177 Atomizer
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The Alamist approach doesn't work. Even H1N1 swine flu didn't stick to the wall. 

Manufacturing a falsehood, then demanding a vaccine is the boy calling wolf. When will you learn? Let's put this into propective, the illegals crossing the border prepare food. It goes bad. Refer to the Taco Bell food lawsuit in the USA.

Regurgitation of old treats of a crisis reduces CDC credibility. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:05 | 5026112 Atomizer
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We better all buy masks and pretend it's a strain variant of SARS or Mad Cow disease.  


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:17 | 5026138 Dublinmick
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It is zombie time!

Obama science czar Eric Holdren says forced abortions and mass sterilization are what is needed to save the planet and we don't have much time. A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of American's lives using an armed international police force!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:24 | 5026150 Schmuck Raker
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(pronounced: [e.tu.fe] ay-TOO-fay)

Bon ton de roulon!

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:05 | 5026227 Atomizer
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Don't worry, Dublin nut licker doesn't have two homes in Florida. I do. Again, more fear than truth. This individual is a typical Irish potato picker looking to moonlight drinking money at the pub. Fuck you Dublin.


Scottish morals.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:50 | 5026204 teslaberry
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sounds like a harry potter disease. 


vibricus vibratio SHAZAMICUS!

that is the spell that removes all the flesh right off your underlying muscle and leaves you looking like this

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:51 | 5026207 thamnosma
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Florida is SO nasty.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:24 | 5026254 ebear
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  • Avoid exposing open wounds to warm saltwater, brackish water or to raw shellfish
  • Wear protective clothing when handling raw shellfish
  • Cook shellfish thoroughly and avoid food contamination with juices from raw seafood
  • Eat shellfish promptly after cooking and refrigerate leftovers


How about DON'T EAT SHELLFISH!!!    How hard is that?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:15 | 5026322 Dublinmick
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I am not going to look up the links but saw a piece the other day that some people opened up shell fish or either shrimp in gulf area of Lousiana and there was a film of oil there. I haven't eaten fish from the gulf since the BP horizen blowout. It is all in the super markets however at extrordinary prices and people are still scarfing away.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:02 | 5026431 Farqued Up
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Viruses and bacteria eat mercury. Oil spills are dessert. I've never stopped eating Gulf seafood. However, I don't think the critters can handle plutonium too well. Like cockroaches, they handle it and pass it on, sort of like armadillos and leprosy.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:06 | 5026314 onmail
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Revelation :

And the angel pours the next bowl of tribulations on mankind with many new diseases.
Because Antichrist has risen and rules the world (OuBama).

Armageddon in the offing.

The statue (with head of gold & feet of clay) falls (9/11)
The beast which was dead came alive
(i;sraeli bankers/capitalists lobby = Mammon = beast)
The prosti;tute riding the beast with cup of filth in hand.
(America is the source of most porn & internet with N-S-A spying over it , American govt is run by the lobby of the mammon)
The beast goes to war , it kills the prosti;tute (kills US economy) due to too much greed.
Armageddon (Nuclear war )

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:52 | 5026398 medium giraffe
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Please stfu with the stupid book already.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:28 | 5026851 Seek_Truth
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You couldn't possibly be more wrong. You are 100% wrong, in fact:

The "anti-Christ" is anyone who denies the Father and the Son:

1 John 2:22
Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.

1 John 2:18
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

1 John 2:22
Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:3
but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

2 John 1:7
I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

The statue with head of gold & feet of iron and clay:
The head of Gold is Ancient Babylon, the feet of Iron and Clay is the USA.

The beast which was dead came alive:
That would be the 8th king- Persia (Iran),

The prostitute riding the beast with cup of filth in hand:
That would be the global financial system, including fiat currency, fractional reserve banking, usury/interest, stocks, bonds , swaps, etc.

The beast kills the prostitute:
That would be Persia (Iran), destroying the global financial system:

Armageddon will not be a nuclear war, it will be a battle between good and evil, Christ and his angels vs Satan, his demons, and all those from every nation who reject Christ:

There, Fixed It For You.

PS- you might want to refrain from commenting on subjects you do not understand. All you are doing is spreading misinformation and disinformation.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:40 | 5026872 SMC
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A believer might expect the Anti-Christ to be far more competent than the Obummer.

The Obummer is a tool of the oligarchy, nothing more. Yet, one has to acknowledge the brilliant election campaigns - telling the people what they desperately wanted to hear, reneging on those statements, and managed to be re-elected.

Perhaps the ideal Anti-Christ would be a competent philosopher, scientist, mathematician, leader and educator. He or she would remove the various control systems of nation-states, politically focused hatred, religion and blind allegiance to any ideology. He or she would instill respect for individual rights, intellect, hard work and expect each individual to think for themselves.

Perhaps he or she would focus humanity on achieving greatness, advancing our knowledge and abilities - instead of wallowing in hate, apathy and self-pity as most humans do today.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:22 | 5027067 Seek_Truth
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True, if there was actually AN Anti-Christ, or THE Anti-Christ revealed in the Biblical Text.

However, that is not the case.

Whenever the word "antichrist" is translated in the Bible (only 5 occurances total), it is always correctly translated "the antichrist" or "an antichrist" (Greek antichristos), or "spirit of the antichrist" (Greek antichristou), but never "The Anti-Christ".

It is a collective term that refers to the entire subset of humanity that denies The Father ( YHWH) and The Son (Jesus Christ).

The idea of of a single, powerful AntiChrist is not found in the Biblical text. Also, conflation with "the Beast" is similarly not found in Scripture, as there are actually TWO Beasts, (one out of the earth, one out of the sea), and there are zero scriptures linking the identity of either of these Beasts with the collective referred to as the antichrist.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:01 | 5026343 steelrules
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I've been watching this map for a few years and I can honestly say this is the worst I have ever seen it, especially over the US.

Bolivia Declares Bubonic Plague Alert on Peru Border
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:02 | 5026358 Peter Pan
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They can always add something to the water and call it Fluorida Beach.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:12 | 5026363 nathan1234
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Vibrio vulnificus


Fedo Fcukallofus

Which is the real Danger Folks ?



Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:23 | 5026367 q99x2
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I get that flesh eating feeling whenever I see a photo of Janet Yellen. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:56 | 5026399 rsnoble
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I was swimming in a lake most of the summer and noticed a sign by my favorite spot.  Finally decided to read it.  Warning: brain worms.

LMAO no shit.  Oh well. I'm still going.  They recently took the sign down but I have a feeling it's another one of those lie when serious issues.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:22 | 5026534 overmedicatedun...
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buying hazmat suits ?? unless you are a health worker, you only need to follow simple rules:

1. be lucky

2. avoid crowds

3. did I say avoid crowds

4. wash hands freq with soap and hot water

5. avoid hands to mouth or eyes

6.get enough sleep and food (the starving die off much quicker)

7. elect pols who will return to common sense border laws

9. avoid air travel esp to/from hot zones

10. a mask might be worn but then you might attract tsa/hls agents who are more lethal to free people than bugs.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:43 | 5026558 observer007
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West Africa declares emergency over EBOLA:


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:35 | 5026665 minosgal
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The ABC newsflack appears to be a graduate of Fear Words and Scary Intonation school.

The recently-updated FL dept. of health website shows 2013 cases total 41 with 11 deaths; 2014 cases total so far at 11, with 2 fatalities (but you still have to get through August temperatures).

The website breaks the data down by county, including infections in the inland counties -- where it's kind of difficult to find saltwater.

Bacteria does grow in warm water, and Florida does harbor insects with necrotic  bites, i.e. fire ants, brown recluse spiders. You can get blood poisoning from cuts from shells, barnacles, ect. This non-story seems to conflate all the bad things.


edit: necrotic misspelled

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:09 | 5026795 Last of the Mid...
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Bottom line is we really need Ebola here in the states. Just like our dipshit in chief trying to gain the upper hand by starting the talk about impeachment in order to stimulate weary donors, we need the sensationalism. Look for it to happen. Imagine all the corporate media grinding out the same story 24/7 over and over again with grotesque pictures of Americans bleeding from every orifice. This is simply too good of a diversion to miss. Oh and you might forget about the other dozen or so displays of absolute incompetence el dippo in chief has accomplished in the past year or so. I can see it now, "we found the Lerner emails. Who gives a shit look at that guy bleeding from the eyes!" This is perfect! Stay indoors and do exactly as we say or Ebola will come get you. Pay your taxes, take some costa rican gangsters into your home, get rid of your guns, if you don't ebola will come to your neighborhood. Oh my, the panic. Someone is jizzing in their pannies right now.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:19 | 5026842 deerhunter
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death is very creative,  I once sliced open a knuckle on a lunch meat slicer while counter hopping at a retail meat market.  Bandaid and back to work.  Three days later I had a red line under my skin running all the way up my arm and past my shoulder.  I figured I should go see the doc.  Blood poisoning and he was more than pissed I waited as long as  I had.  He told me that reaches my heart it would be lights out for good.  I was 20,, what the hell did I know.

We climbed a neighborhood water tower as a mark of manhood when I was a kid.  We knew if we fell we were dead or worse,,, in a wheel chair for life.  We used to ride bikes to parks and play ball and play in the woods all day.  At times we got poison ivy.  We learned what it looked like.  We weren't afraid of child molesters as there were no more or fewer per 10K of population than there are today.  We swam in a polluted river well before the clean air and water acts of mid 70s and we liked it.  A kid did drown.  That sucked. 

We lived life.  I still do.  I don't wait for death to come knocking.  Some day it will.  I hope to face it head on.  I hope to have some control over the situation.  I know that is a fallacy.  Live life.  Every moment is a gift.  By the way,, i survived a near drowning at 17,,, I was underwater in a cold water lake for almost 20 minutes.  I met death.  I chased him away,, or so I think.  Every minute,, every breath is a gift.  Use them wisely.  Good day all.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:40 | 5026926 yellowsub
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I'm thinking people have weak immune systems as this bacteria is common.

There was a case of this in freshwater.  A girl lost her hand or fingers cleaning their fish tank with an open wound.  

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:04 | 5026996 luckystars
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This comes from bad dope. Heroin users have contracted this in the past.

I heard that drugs smuggled in to US inside dead animals make people sick.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:39 | 5028395 PTR
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Speaking of which, this came out recently that ties this in with oil drilling in GOM and adjacent areas:

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