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7 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Maryland man leaves hospital after bout with flesh-eating bacteria

By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland man who nearly lost a leg and his life to a flesh-eating bacterial infection he contracted in Chesapeake Bay, has been released from hospital, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Rodney Donald, 66, was crabbing, swimming and kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay this month when a scrape became infected with vibrio vulnificus, ...

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15 HOURS AGO - UPI

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Florida health officials warn of flesh-eating bacteria

Brooks HaysTALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- A flesh eating bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus has infected at least 11 Floridians so far this year, killing two.

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22 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Florida warns beachgoers of flesh-eating bacteria in state waters

Crash-landing planes aren't the only hazard on Florida beaches: The state has warned that high levels of flesh-eating Vibrio bacteria have been detected in its waters, Gawker reports.

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JUL 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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You Should Probably Stop Using A Loofah In The Shower. Sorry.

If you use a loofah to get clean, it may be time to rethink your shower routine. That spongy, handheld scrubber meant to exfoliate and lather suds around your naked body is actually the perfect home for bacteria. A 1994 study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology showed that the popular beauty accessory -- and we're talking the kind ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - Reuters

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday.

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