OH NO! Vibrio
Vibrio the flesh eating bacteria
Vibro is the Genera name of the family of bacteria that thrive in brackish water ecosystems. It may be contracted through a wound or through eating contaminated seafood
What's the chance?
likelihood that a person contracts vibro is .0002%. This figure is based on the CDC report of 82,000 people contracting the bacteria out of the 382.2 million living in the United States 2019
Those more susceptible include the elderly, cancer survivors, pregnant and the ill. Consult your doctor to see if you are high risk
Only in the months with "R"
Historically you only eat shellfish in the months with "r." If you look at the calendar the only months without "r" occur April through August (summer). That's because vibrio reproduces more rapidly in higher temps (68F)
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