ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Patty Konietzky
thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider
bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a
constellation, she knew something wasn't right.
After a trip to the hospital and a day and a half later, Konietzky's 59-year-old husband, Henry “Butch,” was dead.
The diagnosis — vibrio vulnificus, an
infection caused by a bacterium found in warm salt water. It's in the
same family of bacterium that causes cholera.
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