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Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria after swim at Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – A woman from Fort Myers Beach said bacteria is destroying her legs after she jumped into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers Beach for a swim. The bacteria is called Vibrio Vulnificus, and it’s common in the Gulf during the summer months, experts said. Michelle Schrowe said she got it after going swimming with freshly shaved legs.  “I had taken a shower that morning and shaved my legs. The bottom part of my legs,” Schrowe said. “I woke up the next morning and noticed splotches and burning on my skin. It felt like it had been burnt...

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