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2 die, more sickened by flesh-eating bacteria in Florida

Two people have died this year and several others sickened in Florida after exposure to flesh-eating bacteria, AccuWeather reports. The bacteria thrives in warm waters, and most cases of Vibrio vulnificus occur in Gulf states. Experts say they expect to see more cases as temperatures rise. Risk of infection is greater for people entering the water who have open wounds, cuts or scrapes - bacteria can enter the body there. Consuming seafood that is not thoroughly cooked can also cause infection. 

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  • Necrotizing fasciitis - Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necrotizing_fasciitis

    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of parts of the body's soft tissue. It is a severe disease of sudden onset that spreads rapidly. Symptoms include red or purple skin in the affected area, severe pain, fever, and vomiting.

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Bacteria): Causes ...

    https://www.webmd.com/.../necrotizing-fasciitis-flesh-eating-bacteria

    Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection that's often described in media reports as a condition involving "flesh-eating bacteria." It can be fatal if not treated promptly.

  • Is Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Disease) Contagious ...

    https://www.emedicinehealth.com/necrotizing_fasciitis/article_em.htm

    Necrotizing fasciitis also called flesh-eating disease (bacteria) Several different types of flesh-eating bacteria may cause this life-threatening condition, which can affect both healthy individuals as well as those with underlying medical problems.

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Symptoms & Flesh-Eating Disease ...

    https://www.medicinenet.com/necrotizing_fasciitis/article.htm

    Popular publications and the media term necrotizing fasciitis as a "flesh eating" or "skin eating" disease or infection. In addition, the organisms that typically cause necrotizing fasciitis are termed "flesh-eating bacteria" or "flesh-eating parasites" because of the rapid rate with which they can infect and kill human tissue.

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    https://www.healthline.com/health/necrotizing-soft-tissue-infection

    Necrotizing fasciitis is most commonly caused by an infection with group A Streptococcus, commonly known as “flesh-eating bacteria.” This is the fastest moving form of the infection. This is ...

  • Flesh eating bacteria: New Jersey man went crabbing and ...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/07/10/a...

    ‘Like something out of a horror movie’: Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days. Comment s. Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Cleve Wootson is a general assignment reporter for The ...

  • Woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from ...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-dies-after-contracting-flesh...

    "It's a flesh-eating bacteria. She had severe wounds on her legs from that bacteria," Bergquist said. She had severe wounds on her legs from that bacteria," Bergquist said.

  • What Are Flesh-Eating Bacteria, and How Do You Fight Them?

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/flesh-eating-bacteria...

    Flesh-eating bacteria is technically a misnomer; these bacteria don’t eat flesh, but instead release toxins that liquefy tissue. The medical term is necrotizing fasciitis, or “death of the ...

  • Flesh Eating Bacterial Infection Causes, Symptoms, and ...

    https://www.medicinenet.com/flesh_eating_bacterial_infection/views.htm

    Media reports have popularized the term flesh-eating bacteria to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection that starts in the tissues just below the skin and spreads along the flat layers of tissue (fascia) that separate different layers of soft tissue ...

  • Woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on ...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-dies-after-contracting-flesh...

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --An Indianapolis woman died after her family says she was infected by flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation. She did not get the right treatment from a local hospital ...

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