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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Can Attack Those With Excess Iron

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Flesh-eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis) can be caused by several different organisms. In cases where the infection is contracted through contact with seawater, the culprit is typically Vibrio vulnificus, a particularly dangerous Vibrio species that occurs naturally in warm seawater


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