The Flesh Eaters: Warmer Waters Bring Deadly Infections

July 4, 2019

CBS This Morning, July 4, 2019:

As millions of Americans head to the coast this holiday week, there are new concerns about rare, but potentially deadly flesh-eating bacteria found in warm waters. One woman, Lynn Fleming, died last week when she was infected after falling at a beach. Now, other families are sounding the alarm. Jericka Duncan reports.

Medical contributor says “Water is getting warmer”, no mention of climate warming.


A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.


 Jack Curtis


 Arnold Drake (screenplay) 


 Martin KosleckByron SandersBarbara Wilkin |See full cast & crew »

8 Responses to “The Flesh Eaters: Warmer Waters Bring Deadly Infections”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    This was from seawater, not the warm inland lakes and borrow pits that people swim in.

  2. redskylite Says:

    I’ll take a raincheck on that swim in the warm southern seas.

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    “Optimism has this confident look, feet up on the table. Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.”

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  3. redskylite Says:

    Call me cautious – but I think I’ll also avoid the fresh water spots, until I’ve seen the list at least.

    Antibiotics Are Flooding Earth’s Rivers

    The collaborators sampled 711 river locations in 72 countries and then sent their samples back to Wilkinson and Boxall for analysis.

    What Wilkinson and Boxall found is that 470 of those sites contained antibiotics, which come from sources including human excrement and drug manufacturing activity. Many of these antibiotics occur at concentrations above what the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Industry Alliance—a group of private sector companies that aims to address the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria—says is safe. Here “safe” refers to those levels above which the alliance says bacteria can start to develop antibiotic resistance.

  4. Gingerbaker Says:

    That “Florida man” is constantly getting into trouble!

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