A weakened immune system can make one more vulnerable to the bacteria that causes the flesh eating disease necrotising fasciitis. Here’s the story of a woman from Ireland who, while undergoing chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer got infected with the flesh eating bacteria and eventually succumbed to it.
Our condolences to her family and friends.
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Who can get the flesh-eating bacteria infection? Everyone including famous people like Nobel prize winner Eric Cornell and, as you will read in the following story, Gen. Levent Ersöz of Turkey.
Where can you get infected with the bacteria? Everywhere. You can get the infection in your own kitchen like Tanya Gludau. At the beach like Olympic gold medalist Grant Hackett. Or, if General Ersoz is to be believed, in the hospital operating room where he supposedly contracted the disease while undergoing prostate operation.
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Here’s another survivor story. Clive Marshall is a 42-year old dad from Bristol who was infected with the Streptococcus A bacteria which causes the flesh-eating disease.
He survived the infection with the help of the staff of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).
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Here’s an inspiring story of a 61-year old Australian woman who survived the deadly flesh-eating bacteria and who is now working to help raise funds to buy a machine for a local hospital which helped her beat the disease. You go, girl!
From the Daily Mercury, by Fallon Hudson:
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