The TINY foot wound that killed a man in just 28 hours as part of the flesh-eating bacterial infection that is sweeping Florida

SOURCE – At first he thought it was a ‘harmless insect bite’.

But little did Henry Konietzky know that, 28 painful hours after noticing a small abrasion on his foot, he would become the ninth person this year to be killed by the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

Pictures have emerged of the tiny legion that appeared on the Florida father’s right foot on Sunday, the day after he went crabbing in the Halifax River in Florida with his wife, Patty.

Henry Konietzky

This was the first sympton that manifested on Henry Konietzky after he was infected with the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in a Florida river at the weekend. Mr Konietzky died on Monday after the infection overtook his body

Mr Konietzky had stepped on some ants before getting into the water, sustaining small bites.

Doctors believe this was the gateway that allowed him to become infected by the flesh-eating bacteria, which is considered one of the deadliest strands of bacterium in the world and usually forms every year in the warm saltwater swimming holes of Florida.

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