Tag archive for ‘flesh eating bacteria’
By Guest Author On Thursday, March 18th, 2021

The Case Against Hand Sanitizer Versus Soap

Your hands touch hundreds of things throughout the day. You don’t even think about the things you touch then touch your face. It’s critical that you make keeping your hands clean a top priority for your More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Canada: Group A Streptococcus alert issued in London

An invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) outbreak, that has been ongoing since April last year, has prompted an alert issued to local healthcare providers, hospitals and community partners in London, Ontario. Streptococcus More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Florida: New Vibrio vulnificus case reported from Collier County, brings state total to 33

The Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH) has reported today a patient from Collier County, Florida has contracted an infection with the bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus. Image/CDC Health officials say the individual More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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Maine mother, Heather Nichols, contracts flesh-eating bacteria during child birth, dies a week later

A new mother in Maine has died just a week after giving birth to her first daughter after she contracted a vicious flesh-eating bacteria from her episiotomy. Heather Nichols, age 29, passed away at Eastern Maine More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Hong Kong health officials investigate a case of flesh-eating disease due to Vibrio vulnificus

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health announced today they are investigating a case of necrotising fasciitis  involving a 75-year-old man with multiple chronic illnesses. Image/CDC According More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Hong Kong woman with ‘flesh-eating bacteria’ has leg amputated, cultures reveal Vibrio vulnificus

Hong Kong Image/CIA Hong Kong health officials are investigating a case of a 37-year-old woman who presented to the hospital with right calf pain and swelling, which was diagnosed as necrotizing fasciitis, according More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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Invasive strep takes the life of a patient in Gillette, Wyoming hospital

One of two patients admitted to a Gillette, Wyoming hospital for treatment of the invasive “flesh-eating bacteria” has died Wednesday, according to an Associated Press report. 43-year-old Caucasian More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Aimee Copeland describes life as a ‘beautiful thing’ in Katie interview

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old who lost her hands, feet and leg to the flesh-eating bacteria earlier this year, astounded audience members Tuesday by walking onto the stage of “Katie” using a prosthetic More...

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