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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

    Flesh-eating bacteria, flesh-eating bacteria syndrome, necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI), fasciitis necroticans: ... 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.

  • 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.

  • Flesh-eating bacteria nearly killed Wake Forest widow ...

    https://www.wral.com/flesh-eating-bacteria-nearly-killed-wake...

    Woman survived flesh-eating bacteria before being targeted by thief during husband's funeral. Baseball. Woodpeckers prepare for Fayetteville debut with community committments.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • ‘Like something out of a horror movie’: Flesh-eating ...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/10/23/...

    The flesh-eating bacteria was in his bloodstream. “The bacterium can invade the bloodstream, causing a severe and life-threatening illness with symptoms like fever, chills, ...

  • How Do You Know If Your Cut Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria?

    https://www.livescience.com/63203-flesh-eating-bacteria-cut.html

    "Flesh-eating bacteria" is as scary as it sounds — a serious infection that spreads quickly in the body and can result in the loss of limbs and even death.

  • National Guard recruit battling flesh-eating bacteria ...

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/national-guard-recruit-battling...

    Patients may be diagnosed with strep throat, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, kidney disease or, as is the case with Del Barba, necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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