Sunday, August 2, 2015

Catfish kills Virginia Fisherman

With the help of flesh eating bacteria.
A Virginia fisherman stabbed by a catfish barb has died of a flesh-eating bacteria, a state health official said on Wednesday.

Charlie Horner, 75, of Mechanicsville, was fishing on July 18 in the Rappahannock River about 130 miles south of Washington when a cut on his leg became infected with vibrio vulnificus, a deadly river bacteria, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said.

Doctors tried to stop the rapid spread of the disease by amputating Horner's leg but he died on July 22, the report said.
Yep, you can get some nasty infections from fish spines.

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