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Warning about flesh-eating bacteria off La. coast

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago June 28, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Friday, June 28 2013 June 28, 2013 9:29 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

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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