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Hurricane Ian swept through Florida just last month and not only are Southwestern cities trying to rebuild, but many are also battling flesh-eating bacteria that live in floodwaters... and, in some cases, it's deadly.

The halophilic bacteria is called Vibrio vulnificus, and, according to the CDC, it occurs mostly between the months of May and October, when the coastal waters are warmer. It is particularly common in brackish waters, or in areas where freshwater dilutes saltwater, such as when rivers meet the sea, or hurricanes leave floods in their paths. Then, a person with an open wound comes in direct contact with the area impacted and can get infected. It is also possible to get it from eating raw infected shellfish, particularly oysters during warm season.

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A child in Nebraska died from an infection caused by a rare brain-eating amoeba after going for a swim in a river, U.S. health officials confirmed Friday.

According to a news release by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the child, who has not been identified, was swimming with family in the shallow end of the Elkhorn River on Sunday.

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U.S. authorities and Fisher-Price are warning that baby rockers are not safe for babies to sleep in after at least 13 deaths were linked to the company's products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents and caregivers not to leave their children in the rockers unattended or asleep, given the risk it poses to the child's safety.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet next week to answer the burning question on everyone's minds: is monkeypox a world health emergency?

Officials have reported more than 3,000 confirmed or suspected cases of the virus so far this year, and it's been spotted in many countries where it hasn't typically been seen in years past.

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A monkeypox outbreak first spotted in the U.K. has now raised alarms in North America and Europe, where health officials are investigating dozens of potential cases of the rare disease.

The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Italy have all reported possible or confirmed cases of monkeypox in recent days, in a rare outbreak for a virus that is typically confined to Africa.

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