FAQs About Vibrio vulnificus “Flesh-eating” Bacteria

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  • What is Vibrio vulnificus "flesh eating bacteria"?

  • Who is more likely to get Vibrio vulnificus infections?

  • During which months are people more likely to get Vibrio vulnificus infections?

  • How common are Vibrio vulnificus infections?

  • How serious are Vibrio vulnificus infections?

  • What precautions should people take to protect against infection?

  • Is it safe to go to the beach?