Insect Bites and Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Jay Fox in Bermuda

The flesh-eating bacteria is everywhere. We’ve already blogged about cases in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Now here’s a case from Bermuda which involves Jay Fox, a gospel singer from Bermuda who was infected with the disease after he was stung by a wasp. This does not mean, of course, that insect bites can give you this deadly disease. However, insect bites can open wounds which can serve as the “door” for the opportunistic bacteria.

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Sandfly, Flesh Eating Bugs, and Leishmaniasis

How dangerous are sandflies? Very dangerous if they are carrying the protozoan parasite that causes leishmaniasis and you get bitten by them. Apparently, leishmaniasis is another kind of flesh eating disease which you can contract if you’re bitten by a female sandfly.

Some famous people who were infected by this disease include British television host Ben Fogle who got it during a trip to Peru. Thankfully, he was able to recover from his infection.

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