ABCDC did a brief story on Vibrio, flesh-eating bacteria yesterday, May 23 concerning the Chesapeake Bay area. We decided back in Jan. to rent a beach house in Fenwick Is, DE for Aug. which is on the bay side, probably with the less salty and warmer water which I read on the net is a perfect scenerio for a breeding ground of this horrible bacteria.
Should I keep the grandkids out of this water?
Do not go crabbing, fishing or clamming?
Swim only in the colder ocean?
Give up and stay at home? (and lose my rental deposit!)
I'd like to know and hear reports from the Depts. of Health of MD, DE and VA. on the situation (Not interested in what real estate, commerical or tourist bureaus have to say, duh!). I, and the public need to know the real risks NOW. This info has been around since reports issued in 1999 and we now just hear about it on the news again. It is no longer just something the folks around the Gulf Coast worry about. Seems it is everywhere now. Hope you can dig up the truth for us, and let us know of the real risk factor(s).