Expert available to talk about flesh-eating bacteria

Published: August 1 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida expert is available to talk about the reported cases of vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterium blamed for killing one person and sickening others in Florida.

Health officials warn residents not to eat raw oysters or expose open wounds to warm coastal or inland waters, where the bacteria can thrive.

Paul Gulig is a professor in molecular genetics and microbiology whose research has focused on bacterial pathogens and treatments of bacterial infections.

He can be reached at 352-294-5544 or

For more information about Gulig’s background,

For more help, contact Rossana Passaniti, 352-273-8569 or 352-281-1154,


Writer: Ron Wayne,