These flesh-eating bacteria are finding new beaches to call home

www.popsci.com | 6/19/2019 | Staff
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As a quick refresher, V. vulnificus is actually less dangerous than it sounds. Most people get infected by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, and by that we pretty much mean oysters. Nearly all oysters have the bacteria during the warmer months, but plenty still have them in the cooler seasons, so it's really a matter of whether your immune system can stamp them out. Cooking effectively kills V. vulnificus, so...
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