Eleven people have been confirmed dead from this type of infection in Florida this year, in addition to 65 confirmed cases of this infection so far, according to data released by state health authorities. Officials estimated that about half of this number of cases were infected with this bacteria as a result of the hurricane.
The state of Florida recorded 34 cases of this infection, in addition to 10 deaths from infection in 2021, and the relevant health authorities also suggested that this type of bacteria was the cause of the death of 7 people in 2020.
Why is it called a carnivore?
This bacteria is also called “flesh-eating” because it causes a necrotic skin infection, a condition that causes tissue damage, but it is not the only type that causes this, as statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States indicate that one in five people infected with Vibrio bacteria may die. Valtifix after contracting the disease one or two days, and the infection may cause sepsis, and those in charge of treatment can resort to amputation of the limbs to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the patient’s body.