Lake Jackson guy contracts flesh-eating micro organism two times whilst at Texas seashores


A Lake Jackson guy is within the health facility convalescing from an extraordinary flesh-eating micro organism he mentioned he shriveled Wednesday.

Woody Harvill shriveled Vibrio Vulnificus, a naturally going on micro organism, two times. The 68-year-old mentioned he stuck it the primary time in his proper give up Memorial Day weekend whilst surf fishing within the Brazoria County Beach close to Surfside. Harvill mentioned he shriveled the micro organism once more Wednesday morning in his left hand whilst fishing on the similar seaside.

I in spite of everything took my bandages off two weeks in the past, and I made up our minds Im a gonna pass fishing. And I used to be very cautious. I didnt get this rainy. I had it sealed up after which I were given it within the different hand, Harvill mentioned.

Harvill needed to go through surgical operation at UTMB Galveston each occasions. He mentioned hes no longer certain how he were given Vibrio as a result of he didn’t have an open minimize or wound, which is generally how folks contract the micro organism.

People with pre-existing stipulations also are inclined, in keeping with the Galveston County Health Department. The micro organism thrive in saltwater.


Galveston County Health Department mentioned they simply have two reported circumstances in of Vibrio in 2021 one in Crystal Beach and the opposite used to be food-related.

Harvill mentioned he does no longer need folks to freak out about getting within the water he simply needs them to be aware of how they really feel after.

If anyone begins feeling discomfort and it begins to swell lovely swiftly, pass get it looked at as a result of its very competitive and it is going to kill you, he mentioned.

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