Flesh Eating Bacteria Prevention, Treatment, and What is It Exactly? There is something about being “eaten alive” by bacteria, crawling unseen on your skin, that is so primitive and so sci-fi at the same time, it unleashes the primal fear in us. Maybe this is why, on the rare occasion that the gruesome flesh-eating bacterial infection strikes, it creates a storm in cyberspace.
Or why an email and text hoax warning consumers that they could contract a skin-eating disease from eating bananas terrified Southern Africans for weeks last December. Or why the American boy Jake Finkbonne’s stunning recovery from the infection in 2006 has been deemed a miracle by no less than the Vatican. [See Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Jake Finkbonne, & Flesh-Eating Miracles]
Effective Treatment for MRSA? FDA and WHO Search for New Drug. The widespread misuse of antibiotics has triggered the evolution and spread of lethal multi-drug resistant bacteria — ‘superbugs’ — that are difficult to treat and have few remedies.
Today, antibiotic-resistant infections comprise a looming public health crisis, warns the World Health Organization in a long report on this global threat, released on March 8.
Flesh Eating Virus Infection: Can You Catch It in Public Places? It’s really a frightening prospect that’s almost like something straight out of a sci-fi thriller.
Bacterial strains colonize the skin and membranes of your nose and remain benign but stealthy colonizers there until they come into contact with, maybe a surgical wound in a person who’s just had a transplant and who’s taking immunosuppressant to prevent the transplanted organ from being rejected.
Flesh Eating Virus in Britain (the U.K.). Is there really such a thing as a new, deadly flesh-eating superbug that can be spread by coughing and sneezing? Should we worry? Can we prevent it?
Last week, British commuters were alarmed when a tabloid warned that coughing and sneezing on crowded trains and buses could spread a deadly “flesh-eating superbug.”