V RaptureChrist Newsletter
Several deaths have occurred this summer in Florida due to infection with
vibrio vulnificus. This bacteria is usually acquired by eating raw oysters or other shellfish. Oysters, by
being filter feeders, accumulate the bacteria in its flesh, so it is easier to get the disease from the
consumption of raw oysters. But ingestion of oysters is not the only way to get this
often fatal disease; the bacteria could easily penetrate broken skin.
People should be aware that if the water is NOT crystal clear, and if it has a smell, it is because microorganisms -- many of them pathogens -- are growing in that water... and if anyone bathes in it, it may be fatal.
Most shell fish, such as oysters and lobsters, acquire their nutrients from the contaminated bottom of the sea. They feed as scavengers. This garbage they eat is full of diseases which makes them unclean for us to eat.
Oysters, by being filter feeders, are a danger to you. They are full of germs. In fact, many of us know people who got sick from eating raw oysters. Cooking them might kill bacteria, but will not get rid of dangerous chemicals that accumulate in their flesh.
The best strategy is to avoid filter feeders and scavengers. Eating them is not healthy. God, in His wisdom, warns us; He wants us to be holy and pure.
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