Wow, those nice Canadians. They do live up to their “nice” reputation don’t they. Here’s an inspiring story about how a Windsor businessman helped kids left fatherless by the flesh-eating bug. Props to Jose’s Noodle Factory for being good guys in this story.
Windsor business steps up from kids left fatherless by flesh-eating disease
Via The Vancouver Sun
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.
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).
In flesh-eating related news, Tom Evans, a graduate student in Montana is trying to make money for his research by hiring out his flesh eating bugs. Fortunately, its not the flesh-eating bugs we dread around here that he’s unleashing to the world; what he’s actually leasing are some bone-cleaning beetles.
From the Great Falls Tribune: Continue reading