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    Man dies of bacterial infection after eating tainted oyster at Florida restaurant

    A 71-year-old man died on July 10 from a bacterial infection after eating a tainted oyster at a restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.

    The illness was caused by Vibrio vulnificus, officials said. Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that can be contracted by eating raw shellfish, particularly oysters, or by exposing open wounds to seawater.

    The man had underlying medical conditions, a Florida Department of Health spokesman told WTLV-TV. The name of the restaurant that served the oyster has not been released.

    The man died two days after eating the tainted oyster, WWSB reported.

    Though sometimes labeled a "flesh-eating" bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus cannot attack healthy skin, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

    Vibrio vulnificus infections are rare, the Florida Department of Health said, but they can be especially serious for people with weakened immune systems. The bacterium naturally occurs in warm, brackish seawater.

    The department recommends avoiding raw shellfish and staying out of warm seawater if you have an open wound.
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    Vibrio is some nasty stuff. Hubs got in one year after slipping on the boat ramp, scraped his knee. I had just read an article about it, so when the scrape started turning ick, I sent him the article and told him to make an appt with his doc right away. Doc said it was Vibrio, and that he could have lost his leg had he not caught it early, or worse. I don't mess with hot, summer water anything.
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    I told you all before, oysters are nasty!
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    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    See? I told you those things are death.
    I thought you posted about loving some oyster dish you found in your travels.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    I told you all before, oysters are nasty!
    Amen, sister!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    I thought you posted about loving some oyster dish you found in your travels. Amen, sister!
    I should change my signature again!
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Between the news reports of bad crab meat, fish and now oysters... I'm steering clear of seafood for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    I should change my signature again!
    You should. It's a classic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Between the news reports of bad crab meat, fish and now oysters... I'm steering clear of seafood for a while.
    No kidding. Damn near everything you eat nowadays is trying to hurt or kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    You should. It's a classic. No kidding. Damn near everything you eat nowadays is trying to hurt or kill you.
    Later when not using my phone.
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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