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Old 09-27-2007, 01:52 PM
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I've been hearing about incidents like this in FL since I first moved here in 1995. I'm sure it goes back before that, so it's nothing new. Worst are areas experiencing droughts during the summer months. Let's face it, warm stagnant water will be rife with micro-organisms.
Yes, this is just good common sense. Also in Florida, parents that allow their children to play outside barefoot in the warm summer rains clear water puddles are in for a surprise also. Ring worms & tape worms galore.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:04 PM
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23 people have died from it in 10 years.
EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:07 PM
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23 people have died from it in 10 years.
EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They say "ignorance is bliss" ... I guess you can confirm that statement?

Had it been your 14 yr old child you might have a bit more compassion.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:27 PM
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Holy crap!Man, like I needed more reasons to stay out here and boat in the ocean!

Chris I couldn't agree with you more... For those 23 families (assuming that's an accurate number) I'm guess it's not much consolation...
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there was an article in the news about flesh eating bacteria in the gulf of mexico(which occurs naturally in warm salt water)a guy in texas almost had his leg amputated,this was maybe a month ago.the beaches in key west have been to dirty to swim in for years,(ecoli) as a kid it used to be polio. ..never get off the f**kin boat man.
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We may not have the amoeba problems up here in the Great Lakes area (yet...) but e-coli is becoming more of a problem. The even closed a beach for a week near our lodge in Canada this year (North Channel area) due to e-coli levels, and this is a pretty remote area. So far, diligent research is proving this problem is coming from gulls and other waterfoul, not from direct human dumping and pollution as previously thought.s
It all certainly makes you think about just jumping in though....
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2 cases this year in Central Texas. Both, fatalities.
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2 cases this year in Central Texas. Both, fatalities.
Any problems on Lake Travis? I heard of 1 minor infection, nothing serious.......
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Any problems on Lake Travis? I heard of 1 minor infection, nothing serious.......
I've only heard of the case at Lake Buchanan. Which is good.........because I got a snoot-full performing a 1 1/2 - triple-gainer - can-opener off a houseboat the other day!
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Scary to say the least. In two weeks you would barely have a chance to realize what it was or where you got it, let alone try to treat it.

Sucks for the family of the child.
I read there is no cure whatsoever for it, once you've got it, it's 100% fatal.

Very sad.
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