Sunday, May 13, 2012

Flesh eating bacteria

  • Atlanta (CNN)-- Aimee Day cant come soon enough.
  • (CNN)
  • UPDATE: At 3:55 p.m., Aimee Copelands father reported that she is showing tiny signs of improvement. Her lungs have moved from being totally dependent upon the respirator to being 40-percent self-respiration, Andy Copeland writes.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • AUGUSTA, Ga - There are encouraging signs for Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old University of West Georgia student suffering from a rare flesh eating bacteria.
  • (WXIA 11 Alive)
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. — Doctors say a young woman fighting a flesh-decaying bacteria she contracted after a zip line accident remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital.
  • (Oregonian)
  • The family of a University of West Georgia graduate student battling flesh-eating bacteria said she has made progress. Aimee Copelands family says she is awake and asking questions about how she ended up in the hospital, but her fight is far from over.
  • (MyFox Atlanta)
  • 24 year-old Aimee Copeland was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis. About a week ago Copeland was kayaking in Carrolton with her friends when she went on a homemade zip line.
  • (WTVM)
  • Rare and deadly Infections by so-called flesh-eating bacteria are rare but sometimes can run rampant after even minor cuts or scratches. The bacteria enter the body, quickly reproduce and give off toxins that cut off blood flow to parts of the body.
  • (Scranton Times-Tribune)
  • Bill Waring's dance with death started about one year ago with what seemed like a harmless bruise. From there, it progressed to crippling pain in his leg, accompanied by a high fever, and, finally, a trip to the emergency room.
  • (KSAT 12)
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Despite the odds of survival being slim to none, 24-year-old Georgia grad student Aimee Copeland is showing signs of recovery after contracting a deadly flesh-eating bacteria in a zip lining accident.
  • (MyFox Atlanta)
  • An Atlanta area young woman is fighting for her life after developing a flesh-eating bacteria one week ago. Aimee Copeland, 24, of Snellville, was kayaking in a creek in Carrollton, when she stopped to ride on a homemade zip line along the creek.
  • (Examiner)

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