Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ocean City flesh-eating bacteria death: 'A horror movie

The Assawoman Bay bumps up to a neighborhood off of 94th Street in Ocean City where Michael Funk contracted a fatal infection Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria. (Photo: Staff photo by Ryan Marshall)

  , The Daily Times

   Michael Funk was cleaning crab pots on Sept. 11 at his bayside Ocean City condominium.
   Four days later, Funk was dead, the victim of a flesh-eating bacteria he acquired in the Assawoman Bay – one of the bodies of water that separate Ocean City from the mainland.
   For Marcia Funk, his wife of 46 years, his death is compounded by what she called a lack of information in Ocean City about the bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus.
   "I really feel they kept it quiet because it's a tourist resort," said Funk. "It's like something out of a horror movie."...

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