Come to Texas for your vacation - Leave your leg

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  1. gwartney

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    ANOTHER CASE OF FLESH-EATING BACTERIA REPORTED AT TEXAS BEACH
    A Father's Day trip to a Texas Gulf coast beach has turned into a medical nightmare for one family, reports KXAN.

    Last Saturday, Adrian Ruiz, 42, and his family spent the day at the beach in Port Aransas. Within a day, Ruiz was running a fever and had a rash on his leg.

    After a trip to the doctor, Ruiz learned he had contracted vibrio, a very aggressive bacteria.

    "I'm fearful for him possibly losing his leg," said Adrian's wife, Lashelle. "I don't want to think that that is going to happen and I have told him that we are going to be positive."

    Doctors say they didn't find any cuts on Ruiz and they believe he's going to make a full recovery.

    "He is getting better," said Dr. Fausto Meza, Seton VP of Medical Affairs. "He was up and around the room today. He is in some discomfort, but swelling is going down. He is looking good."

    This report comes on the heels of a man who lost part of his leg after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria in Galveston. Texas health officials say there have been 27 cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Texas so far. Last year, there were 102 cases.

     
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    For a couple of years, I have been trying to get my wife to go to Galveston for a long weekend. I don't think I'll be trying quite as hard now.
     
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    They should have the next olympics on the gulf coast of texas :idea:
     
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    Reknowned Opera singer Pablo Elvira died from flesh eating bacteria right here in my little town.
     
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    That has to be a really sucky way to die. I bet he wasn't doing what he loved.
     
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    No, but his obit did say he died in his house overlooking his beloved Gallatin Valley.
     
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    Galveston is a shithole. Go to South Padre Island.
     
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    By the way the last time i was in Galveston there were millions, no exaggeration of dead fish that washed up on the beach, The stench man was something that you cannot imagine. So yeah, there is something not right there i would stay out of the water for sure
     
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    red tide
     
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    Try driving through Buffalo.
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    The sooner they secede, the better.
     
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    Don't hold your breath, junior.