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According to Fox 28, a potentially deadly bacteria made headlines again this week after a Florida man reportedly died from an infection related to vibrio vulnificus, sometimes referred to as a “flesh-eating” bacteria.

But state health officials balked at attributing the death to “flesh-eating” bacteria, causing some confusion. Officials explained that the man did die of an infection related to vibrio vulnificus, but it did not lead to necrotizing fasciitis — the medical term for a “flesh-eating” infection.

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