2nd man caught flesh-eating bacteria in Tampa Bay waters  10News WTSP

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TAMPA, Fla. — A man from Ohio is sharing his story after he contracted a fleshing eating bacteria while traveling in Florida. Barry Briggs from Waynesville, Ohio said he was visiting family in Tampa, Florida, for spring break when he became sick after a boating trip near Weedon Island, according to ABC Action News. “Early that Sunday evening I got a little swelling, initially I thought maybe it was a sunburn,” he said.TAMPA, Fla. — A man from Ohio is sharing his story after he contracted a fleshing eating bacteria while traveling in Florida. Barry Briggs from Waynesville, Ohio said he was visiting family in Tampa, Florida, for spring break when he became sick after a boating trip near Weedon Island, according to ABC Action News. “Early that Sunday evening I got a little swelling, initially I thought maybe it was a sunburn,” he said.

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Two families have come forward after loved ones were hospitalized with flesh eating bacteria infections.Two families have come forward after loved ones were hospitalized with flesh eating bacteria infections.

Man contracts rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting Florida

Ohio doctors determined that Barry Briggs contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection that attacks tissues and is often called “flesh-eating,” after he kayaked in Tampa Bay waters while on vacation.Ohio doctors determined that Barry Briggs contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection that attacks tissues and is often called “flesh-eating,” after he kayaked in Tampa Bay waters while on vacation.

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For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life.For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life.

Ohio man contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Tampa Bay

An Ohio man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida. An Ohio man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida. 

Ohio man contracts flesh eating bacteria while on vacation in Florida

WEEDON ISLAND, Fla. (WKRC) - A boating trip on spring break in Florida turned into a battle with a terrible illness for a Warren County man. Barry Briggs got sick after a boating trip at Weedon Island, which is near Tampa. The Waynesville man says his foot started to swell, but he was able to fly home. When he got here, he was hospitalized with a rare flesh-eating bacteria. Briggs says it was progressing rapidly, going an inch an hour up his leg.WEEDON ISLAND, Fla. (WKRC) - A boating trip on spring break in Florida turned into a battle with a terrible illness for a Warren County man. Barry Briggs got sick after a boating trip at Weedon Island, which is near Tampa. The Waynesville man says his foot started to swell, but he was able to fly home. When he got here, he was hospitalized with a rare flesh-eating bacteria. Briggs says it was progressing rapidly, going an inch an hour up his leg.

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TAMPA, Fla. -- A vacation in Florida turned into a battle with flesh-eating bacteria for an Ohio man, WFTS reports. Barry Briggs was visiting his brother-in-law in Tampa last month. After a boating trip to  the Weedon Island Preserve in Tampa Bay, his foot started swelling up.TAMPA, Fla. -- A vacation in Florida turned into a battle with flesh-eating bacteria for an Ohio man, WFTS reports. Barry Briggs was visiting his brother-in-law in Tampa last month. After a boating trip to  the Weedon Island Preserve in Tampa Bay, his foot started swelling up. "Once this thing took off, and it takes off quickly apparently, it was going one inch an hour up my leg," Briggs said.

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For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life. He contracted flesh eating bacteria while enjoying the waters of Tampa Bay. For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life. He contracted flesh eating bacteria while enjoying the waters of Tampa Bay. 

Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Tampa Bay

A man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida. A man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida. 

Man contracts flesh eating bacteria while on vacation in Florida

TAMPA, FLA. (WSVN) - An Ohio man ended up in the hospital after he contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacteria while visiting Florida. According to WFTS,...

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An Ohio man ended up in the hospital after he contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacteria while visiting Florida. According to WFTS, Barry Briggs visited Florida as part of a boating trip in Tampa wi…

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A man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in FloridaA man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida

Man nearly loses his foot to flesh-eating bacteria after visiting Florida

The second case of flesh-eating bacteria has been reported out of the Bay Area, this time in a man who visited from Ohio last month. Doctors were able to save the man's foot following his...The second case of flesh-eating bacteria has been reported out of the Bay Area, this time in a man who visited from Ohio last month. Doctors were able to save the man's foot following his spring break trip to Pinellas County.

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An Ohio man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida.An Ohio man is speaking out after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria while visiting family in Florida.

Ohio man contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Florida

The rare infections appear to come from the same strain of bacteria that causes strep throat. Two men contracted it recently while enjoying the area’s warm waters.

Two cases of ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria revive concerns among Tampa Bay area doctors

Two families have come forward after loved ones were hospitalized with flesh eating bacteria infections.Two families have come forward after loved ones were hospitalized with flesh eating bacteria infections.

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For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life.For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life.

Man on vacation contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Tampa Bay

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) -- For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life.SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) -- For an Ohio man, a Tampa Bay vacation turned into a fight for his life.

Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Florida

Barry Briggs said left foot began to swell up and black blisters took over.Barry Briggs said left foot began to swell up and black blisters took over.

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