A flesh-eating bacteria has been found in the Indian River Lagoon and scientists at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute say those with open cuts shouldn't get into the water. 

The Florida Department of Health reports 32 people have contracted the bacteria known as Vibrio vulnificus.  Ten have died from the strain, though there have been no reported cases in Palm Beach County. 

The bacteria thrives in warm saltwater. 

It can also be contracted from consuming raw oysters.

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