Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Galveston Beach

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"You go swimming with your family on Sunday, you go to work on Monday, you have a red leg on Tuesday, Wednesday you have boils on your leg, Thursday you lose the leg", Dailey told KRIV.

Brian Parrott, 50, from Jacinto, Texas went on a beach trip with his family, but what happened days after the trip was something he never saw coming.

Parrott, his son and grandchildren swam for at least two hours June 12 in the waters of a Galveston, Texas, beach without trouble.

For folks who want to see what a leg that needs amputating due to freaky Texas bacteria looks like, there's a picture over at BroBible, but be very warned.

"We want to we want to get the word out, and that's the main thing", Dailey said. At the time, Parrott felt fine, but just a few days later, he noticed there were sores on his leg and he began to throw up. "If he had thought something was that risky", Dailey said, "he surely wouldn't have put his granddaughter in the water".

According to family members, doctors said they believe he contracted the flesh-eating bacteria, or vibrio, although health officials have not confirmed that is the cause.

Although health officials have yet to confirm the vibrio diagnosis, Parrot's case may be the third vibrio infection this year. The virus can enter a human's body when they eat undercooked shellfish, which is common with many communities that live close to the ocean and eat local fresh catches.

A Galveston Health Department spokesman said that flesh-eating bacteria live in coastal waters and can infect when someone's open wound is exposed to brackish or salt water through the United States.

According to the Center for Disease Control, every year, vibrio causes almost 80,000 illnesses countrywide, wherein about 52,000 are caused by consumption of shellfish.

Galveston beach where Brian Parrott contracted flesh eating disease.

The total number of cases reported to Galveston and Harris counties and the city of Houston were 20 in 2015, 27 in 2014 and 28 in 2013. She added there was nothing else that they could do for her son, saying, "but maybe we can save somebody else".

Over a week ago, it was a fun family outing at the beach for a Houston resident - until flesh-eating bacteria ruined the vacation and had him fighting for his life at the hospital.

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