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The department said the bacterial cause of the infection, Vibrio vulnificus, is naturally present in warm seawater and may cause infection through open wounds. Members of the public are reminded to avoid exposing open wounds to sea water.
We can personally tell you about people who developed NF after a C-section, after abdominal surgery, after scratching a rash, after giving birth vaginally, from a tiny scratch, after bumping a leg with a golf bag, after a friendly punch in the arm from a buddy, after a little cut on the finger, after a cut on the foot, after a rug burn, after having a routine blood draw in a physical exam, after a broken arm, and after a broken leg, and from no known trauma at all.
Thanks Helen for the info,