Items Tagged ‘necrotizing fasciitis’

May 15, 2012

Say What? ‘Flesh-Eating bacteria’ Explained

By Mystery User

Unfortunately flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, isn’t fiction. Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old graduate student from Georgia, is fighting for her life in an Augusta hospital after contracting one type known as aeromonas hydrophila during a zip line adventure‚Ķ It is sometimes swallowed by swimmers, causing stomach or intestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. It […]

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