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'Don't Call It Flesh-Eating Bacteria,' Say Florida Officials

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

"Don't call it flesh-eating bacteria," state officials in Florida warn, in an effort to control the media message reminiscent of their posture on clim...

31 In Florida Infected By Bacteria In Salt Water

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider bite. But whe...

Florida Man Killed By Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weird News

A Florida man died after contracting a flesh-eating bacterial infection while wading in a river on Saturday. Henry Konietzky, 59, succumbed to the...

Why Climate Change Should Scare Oyster Lovers

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

Eating raw oysters in the summertime is always risky; aqueous pathogens peak when the ocean is warm, which is part of why folk wisdom suggests one sho...

Joe Satran

Climate Change Could Make Oysters More Deadly | Joe Satran | Posted 02.07.2013 | Home

Forty-year-old Darrell Dishon wasn’t an oyster fan. Before June of 2009, he’d never even tried one. So when his wife Nicole proposed splitting a d...

FDA To Ban Sale Of Raw Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy p...

Serving Safer Shellfish: Why The FDA Shouldn't Back Down

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Every summer, like clockwork, a dozen or more Americans with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV, or alcohol-related liver damage die after eating summer oysters from Gulf Coast states.