Vibrio Vulnificus Not Confirmed in Port Aransas
Recent reports have been made regarding an Austin area man contracting Vibrio Vulnificus while in Port Aransas. These reports are speculative. There is no way to know where or how he contracted the bacteria. During his stay in the Coastal Bend, he visited beaches in Corpus Christi and went fishing in Rockport.
Forum: Knowing â€˜flesh-eating bacteria'
The dog days of summer are here, and with them come reports of illnesses and deaths caused by Vibrio vulnificus, nicknamed the "flesh-eating bacteria." As a marine biologist, I find myself getting frustrated when I read media reports of people infected by V. vulnificus because they often leave the reader with a sense of panic and the idea that our beaches are not safe.
"Laid-back Beach Towns" by Paula Disbrowe
"Let Go to the Beach" photo by Earl Nottingham
"Day With the Dolphins" by Melissa Gaskill