Information Re: Vibrio Bacteria, Shared by Kevin Carruth, City Manager, City of Rockport | "Vibrio is always present in warm saltwater..."

After an article was released by a Corpus Christi news station regarding a gentlemen who contracted a "flesh eating bacteria" after fishing in Rockport waters, and sadly had to have his leg amputated, much worry has sprouted up in the community and on social media websites. The WWN reached out to the Navigation District (who said they have had many calls regarding this) and the City of Rockport to obtain information about the bacteria and its presence in Rockport waters. The following was kindly shared with the WWN by City Manager Kevin Carruth.

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"Attached [below] is a fact sheet from the Texas Department of State Health Services re: Vibrio. According to the General Land Office, the levels for the benchmark Enterococcus bacteria in most area bays show low to medium levels. Vibrio is always present in warm saltwater so persons with open skin wounds and/or compromised health systems should take the same precautions they would anytime they enter Gulf of Mexico waters. As stormwater from recent heavy rains in the region pass through coastal beach areas, Vibrio should become even less of a concern. See the accompanying DSHS fact sheet for more information."

Kevin Carruth, City Manager
City of Rockport
622 E. Market Street
Rockport, Texas 78382
Ph.: (361) 729-2213, ext. 221

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