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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 Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Florida Vibrio vulnificus update: 12 cases reported to date

The latest on the Vibrio vulnificus situation in the state of Florida shows that there has been 12 cases identified by health officials, including 3 fatalities. Vibrio vulnificusImage/Janice Haney Carr This follows More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Philippines: Pangasinan health officials say ‘mystery disease’ not ‘flesh-eating bacteria’

The mysterious “flesh-eating” disease being reported recently the province of Pangasinan by Philippine media outlets is not necrotizing fasciitis according to provincial health officer, Dr. Ma. Ana More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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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 Robert On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Georgia graduate student, Aimee Copeland to be discharged Monday

The West Georgia University graduate student who wasn’t given much chance at survival when she contracted  a very serious case of necrotizing fasciitis from a deep cut she suffered from a homemade zip line More...


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