Flesh Eating Disease in Georgia, U.S.

Here’s a news report from Bryan County in Georgia about a volunteer firefighter named Terry Nielsen who is currently fighting for his life after he was infected with the flesh eating disease.

We hope he survives this condition.

From Bryan County News:

A Bryan County volunteer firefighter is fighting for his life at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta with a serious medical condition, necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

Volunteer Firefighter Terry Nielsen was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday June 23, where he was diagnosed with the disease.

After he was stabilized he was airlifted to the burn center where he faces months of skin grafts and rehabilitation. Most of Nielsen’s upper torso has been ravaged by the disease.