Warning about flesh-eating bacteria off La. coast
BATON ROUGE- State health leaders issued a warning Friday for coastal water: it may have flesh-eating bacteria.
One person has died and three others got sick from the bacteria, which is naturally occurring in warm seawater.
Experts recommend not going into the water with open wounds, since it increases risks of falling ill. Also, swallowing water and submerging your head can increase risks.
The state will post advisories if bacteria levels become high.
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