Deadly Bacteria in Coastal Waters Causes a Flesh-Eating Disease. Climate Change Is Making it Worse.

Illustration by Joanna Eberts

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In October 2018, three weeks after Hurricane Florence pummelled swaths of North Carolina, Eddie Clinton was in the kitchen of his Louisburg home.

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Deadly Bacteria in Coastal Waters Causes a Flesh-Eating Disease. Climate Change Is Making it Worse.

Illustration by Joanna Eberts

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This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Investigations, and McClatchy Newspapers.
In October 2018, three weeks after Hurricane Florence pummelled swaths of North Carolina, Eddie Clinton was in the kitchen of his Louisburg home.

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Deadly Bacteria in Coastal Waters Causes a Flesh-Eating Disease. Climate Change Is Making it Worse.

Illustration by Joanna Eberts

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.
This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Investigations, and McClatchy Newspapers.
In October 2018, three weeks after Hurricane Florence pummelled swaths of North Carolina, Eddie Clinton was in the kitchen of his Louisburg home.

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Americans tend to see disease as a personal failure. That’s a terrible way of thinking about it. 

For the last month or so, I’ve been reading about and following every pandemic precaution that health officials have prescribed — from wearing a mask and washing my hands multiple times a day to getting groceries delivered and staying six feet apart from everyone I see.
I’m a natural hypochondriac and live in a constant state of overreaction. But I also operate with the mentality that as long as I follow all these rules, I won’t get sick.

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