UPDATE: Florida Has Reported 11 Cases, 5 Vibrio Vulnificus Fatalities
By OutBreakNewsToday.com // June 27, 2015
ONE brevard Vibrio Vulnificus DEATH in 2015
OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM – Just a week after reports of a Vibrio vulnificus fatality in a Hillsborough County resident who contracted the lethal bacterial infection in Mississippi, the Florida Department of Health has reported the second case and death in a resident of the west-central Gulf coast county.
The identification of this case has not been released.
In addition, a Lake County man, 26-year-old Cason Yeager contracted V. vulnificus swimming about 2 miles south of Pine Island Beach in Hernando County in waist-deep water. Unfortunately, Mr Yeagar died from his illness.
Currently, Florida has reported 11 cases and five deaths as of today. Broward and Hillsborough Counties have seen two cases a piece, while Brevard, Duval, Lake, Marion, Pasco, Santa Rosa and St. Lucie counties have seen one case each.
Last year, Florida reported 32 cases and seven deaths.