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.

Here’s Jay’s survivor story via the Royal Gazette:

Bermudian gospel singer Jay Fox is pretty confident he has evidence about the power of prayer.

Last June, thanks to a freak accident, he had a ten percent chance of survival. Prayer was all that stood between him and the great beyond.

Mr. Fox spoke for the first time with The Royal Gazette about his miraculous recovery after being attacked by a rare, flesh eating bacteria.

Mr. Fox and his wife Catherine moved to Crossville, Tennessee, in 1996 to pursue respective careers in music and equestrian riding.

Prior to moving to the United States, Mr. Fox was purchasing director at the Elbow Beach Hotel, and sang around the Island extensively.

But it was his interest in carpentry that led to one of the most horrific events of his life.

“A friend of mine asked me to make her a sculpture table,” said Mr. Fox.

The friend suggested Mr. Fox use wood from a pile in a field near her house.



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