Monday, May 14, 2012

Flesh eating bacteria

  • AUGUSTA, Ga.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Necrotizing fasciitis. It's making headlines after 24-year-old Aimee Copeland contracted the disease in a zip lining accident.
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  • Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but potentially deadly disease that ravages the bodys tissues and causes them to die off, earning it the fiendish nickname flesh-eating bacteria.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • A Georgia woman's life-threatening battle with a gruesome infection has captivated the Web. Casey Schwartz on the science behind the rare affliction—and how it spreads.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • A Georgia graduate students battle with the flesh-eating bacteria is now attracting international attention. Its left a lot of people wondering exactly how this deadly infection is spread. Dr.
  • (MyFox Atlanta)
  • HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE GET THESE INFECTIONS? The government estimates roughly 750 flesh-eating bacteria cases occur each year, usually caused by a type of strep germ.
  • (Cape Cod Times)
  • GEORGIA (CNN) – Doctors are fighting to save a Georgia grad student suffering from a virulent flesh-eating bacteria. Her parents are keeping optimistic about her recovery. Edgar Treiguts has the story.
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  • Atlanta (CNN)-- Aimee Day cant come soon enough.
  • (CNN)
  • Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia student who has already lost her leg to necrotizing fasciitis, a rare, flesh-eating bacteria, is in critical condition and may also lose her hands and her other foot, according to news reports.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • (CNN) --Unfortunately flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, isnt fiction.
  • (WIBW)

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