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Flesh-eating bacteria alert

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[7.1] CDC warns of flesh-eating bacteria spreading along US east coast. — The Washington Post

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a national alert warning healthcare professionals to be vigilant for infections of Vibrio vulnificus, a rare flesh-eating bacteria that has killed at least 13 people on the eastern seaboard of the US this year. The CDC said that infections from the bacteria have been increasing in the Eastern US, with the northern geographic range of infections expanding by 30 miles each year. The agency also noted that this year's infections occurred during a period of above-average coastal sea surface temperatures.

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