Please be careful when swimming in the lake or ocean this summer. There have been numerous cases all over the country of people being infected by a flesh eating bacteria. Sometimes the cases result in death. Unfortunately, the toxic bacteria has invaded New Jersey waters.

According to, this specific type of bacteria can cause a skin rash if touched.If its ever consumed, it can cause abdominal pain, headaches, vomiting, nausea, blistering around the mouth and flu-like symptoms. Animals as well can be severely affected by this bacteria as well.

So it is being advised to never go into a waterbody with a open cut or wound. Also be careful of the seafood you consume because there have been some cases of people affected just by eating uncooked fish.

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