Florida health official says Vibrio not 'flesh-eating'

August 2, 2014 2:13 AM

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Florida health official says Vibrio not 'flesh-eating'

"Number one, vibrio is not a flesh-eating virus," said Sheri Hutchinson.

Usually that's the intent of the press release. But one official with Florida's Department of Health says reporters have supplied their stories with some rather alarming and inaccurate language -- specifically the words, "flesh-eating bacteria" or "flesh-eating virus."

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