Flesh-eating bacteria attacks another Fla. man who's clinging to life
He was infected through a minor crab bite; medics removed arm skin and tissue down to the muscle and hope he survives
YULEE, Fla. — A minor crab bite has left a 77-year-old Florida man fighting for his life after he was infected with the flesh-eating virus that claimed its ninth victim over the weekend.
George Clarke, of Yulee, was out crabbing Saturday night in Nassau County at the Georgia-Florida state line when a crustacean snapped at him, infecting the elderly man with Vibrio vulnificus.
So far, 27 cases of the flesh-eating infection have been confirmed in Florida this year, nine of them fatal.