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Galveston County Health officials are warning beach-goers about a water-borne bacteria called Vibrio Vulnificus that’s common around this region, after a Katy man passed away recently.

Dr. Anthony Flores with UTHealth tells FOX 26, the infection rate is low but if the bacteria is able to get into your system, it can be deadly and it can spread rapidly. 

"Individuals who get hospitalized with this type of infection, it can have a high mortality rate," said Dr. Flores. "Anywhere from 30% to 40%, which is pretty high."


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