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Here's Why a Man Died After Swimming With a New Tattoo

A man who got a new tattoo and then went for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico has died after contracting Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium found in seawater and raw oysters. According to, high-powered antibiotics failed to treat him. Dermatologists noted that while tattoos are generally safe, they are still a type of wound that make it easy for infections to develop until the wound is healed. It’s tragic that someone had to die to show once again the dangers that we’re...

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