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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2019 > Take These Precautions to Protect Yourself from Marine Bacteria
Every summer, as water temperatures heat up, certain types of bacteria become more prevalent in our warm marine waters -- particularly in states where water temperatures stay above 55 degrees year-round.
One type of harmful bacteria known as Vibrio vulnificus (flesh-eating bacteria or necrotizing fasciitis) occurs in these warm waters, and the chances of contracting it can become greater as the number of people enjoying summer water-related activities increases.
While these types of bacteria are a concern during this time of year, you should know that there are water safety precautions you can take to help protect you and your family.
Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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