The New York State Health Department issued Infection instructions to citizens on how to detect a flesh-eating bacteria that killed one New York resident and two Connecticut residents this summer.
A uncommon but lethal bacterial illness has recently claimed the life of a Suffolk County citizen, according to health officials.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued the health warning concerning vibriosis bacteria Wednesday afternoon.
Skin disintegration, ulcers, ear infections, and sepsis are all caused by the bacterium. If consumed, it may result in diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, fever, and chills.
“While rare, the vibrio bacteria has unfortunately made its way to this region and can be extraordinarily dangerous,” stated Governor Hochul in a statement. “As we continue to investigate, it is critical that all New Yorkers remain vigilant and take responsible precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, including protecting. open wounds from seawater and avoiding raw or undercooked shellfish, which may carry the bacteria.”
Anyone can be exposed to vibriosis, but individuals with liver illness, cancer, a compromised immune system, or those using medicine to reduce stomach acid are more likely to develop an infection or consequences.
To help prevent vibriosis, persons with a cut or scrape, recent piercings, or tattoos should avoid exposing their skin to warm seawater. in coastal regions or wrap the wound with a waterproof bandage, according to health experts. They also advise those with weakened immune systems to avoid eating raw or undercooked shellfish, which might contain the germs.