Question About Flesh-Eating Bacteria & Hilton Head

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By: Will
7/26/2019 8:10 PM

I had someone ask me if they should be concerned about flesh-eating bacteria on there trip to Hilton Head next week.

I did a littler research and came the the conclusion that the answer is no. I'm not saying it is impossible, but there are no reported cases anywhere near Hilton Head Island. I found a link to an interactive map that shows all the locations of confirmed cases (see link below). There was a case in Myrtle Beach, but it was caused by a water park, not the ocean.

Enjoy your trip and don't worry too much about this kind of thing.

https://people.com/health/where-people-have-reported-contracting-flesh-eating-bacteria-2019/