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.
Here’s a news report about the General:
A retired general who is one of the key suspects in an investigation into a clandestine organization and who is currently in hospital for alleged health issues will be brought to the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) to be examined in order to ascertain whether he has serious problems preventing him from appearing at the Ergenekon trial.
Ersöz was also treated at the Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine (GATA). Developing a heart condition after he was arrested, Ersöz also spent January and February at Koşuyolu Hospital. He became sick again when he was returned to Silivri Prison.
Refusing to undergo treatment at the Haseki Research and Teaching Hospital, he was hospitalized at GATA. He once claimed that he had contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as a flesh-eating disease, at the hospital.