A lethal flesh-eating bacteria has claimed three lives in Connecticut and New York. Vibrio vulnificus, the culprit, dwells in warm coastal waters. Moreover, the bacteria teem in raw shellfish.
People with compromised immune systems are the most vulnerable. This bacteria can cause severe illnesses and even death. Each week, it seems, brings fresh and apocalyptic events. This bacterial invasion is only the latest.
Many who live near the coast are shaken. One resident living just a block away from the Ocean vows never to return. Vibrant coastal locations now evoke fear, not relaxation. For these residents, safety precedes beauty.
Unsurprisingly, the bacteria’s spread has led to public alarm. Health officials must tackle this issue promptly to minimize fear and safeguard lives. Let’s hope for a week ahead, free from such calamities.