Jose Luis Ruiz, of Chattanooga, Tenn., contracted Vibrio vulnificus after eating a dozen raw oysters in December 2012. Doctors performed multiple surgeries and amputated his leg to stop the fast-moving infection. Ruiz, now 54, lost his masonry business and lives in constant pain.
Jose Luis Ruiz, of Chattanooga, Tenn., contracted Vibrio vulnificus after eating a dozen raw oysters in December 2012. Doctors performed multiple surgeries and amputated his leg to stop the fast-moving infection. Ruiz, now 54, lost his masonry business and lives in constant pain. Taimy Alvarez Sun Sentinel/TNS
Jose Luis Ruiz, of Chattanooga, Tenn., contracted Vibrio vulnificus after eating a dozen raw oysters in December 2012. Doctors performed multiple surgeries and amputated his leg to stop the fast-moving infection. Ruiz, now 54, lost his masonry business and lives in constant pain. Taimy Alvarez Sun Sentinel/TNS

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