A woman says a trip to a Maryland beach left her son covered in wounds from flesh-eating bacteria.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports Brittany Carey says her son went swimming off the coast of Ocean City last week and had red spots all over his body by the next morning.

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Anglers face dangers from vibrio vulnificus bacterium and fish handler's disease

Fishermen such as Charlie Schneider, John Mitchell and Tawn Tipsword have survived saltwater-based infections that could have killed them

Carey wrote about the infection on Facebook on Saturday and shared photos of the wounds. She says Peninsula Regional Health System physicians have diagnosed her son with Vibrio.

A Pennsylvania man says his 77-year-old mother died after being infected with similar bacteria when she scraped her leg at a Florida beach.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Vibrio bacteria can be found in coastal waterways. It warns people to keep salt or brackish water away from wounds.

More coverage: delmarvanow.com

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