All folks who fish and swim in our Gulf waters be careful and attentive. My son was invited to go on a trip this weekend out of Grand Isle for snapper. There were 7 people total on the boat. They fished for red snapper 24 miles out, then fished for mangrove snapper about 8 miles out. Everyone took a swim, but only two, my son and a friend, handled frozen pogy and chumed. Both had a small cut on a hand. Last night they both had swollen red hands with red lines going up their arms. They both sought immediate medical attention. They received several shots and 3 types of oral anti-biotics that will cover several of the Vibrio bateria strains. I have googled this to get more info, and the Center for Disease Control has had over 900 cases of this reported since 1998, almost all in the Gulf states. Take note if you have cuts, abrasions, and wounds. I always take a liquid anti-septic with me in case I have a nick or cut and use it frequently and wash the area well.If you notice any signs of soreness, swelling, or red lines, get immediate medical attention. This stuff works fast, especially if you have diabetes or any other condition that can affect the immune system. The pictures I saw of people who thought it was something else and tried to treat it with topical medication was not pretty. People have had limbs amputated and it could even be fatal.