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Flesh Eating Bacteria: Necrotizing Fasciitis!

Everything you need to know.


An University of West Georgia student Aimee Copeland was infected with a rare flesh eating bacteria called Aeromonas hydrophila/Necrotizing Fasciitis. Aimee and her friends were at the Little Tallapoosa river 50 miles away from Atlanta. Aimee got on a zipline, when it snapped and she fell. The accident left a gash in her leg and it took 20 staples to close. 3 days later, still in pain, she went to the hospital when they diagnosed her with the Aeromonas hydrophila/Necrotizing Fasciitis. Since then they have amputated her legs, and parts of her abdomen. The doctors might also need to amputate her fingers. A similar case has occurred in Atlanta, with another woman named Lana Kukenyall. She recently delivered her babies. However, after birth, her condition worsened when she found bruises on her head. She is now checked into the hospital and is now receiving the same treatment as Aimee Copeland. These 2 ladies are in critical condition but they are expected to get well soon. These 2 cases has raised lot of concerns with the summer around the corner. How careful you should be in outdoors? What should you watch out for when you get a cut?

Here is a video pick which provides some insight into this bacteria and advises on things you should watch out when you get a cut.

Watch the informational Video: What should you watch for when you have a cut?

Watch the Video: Everything you wanted to know : Medical details

Think of earth as a living organism ...

“Think of the earth as a living organism
that is being attacked by billions of bacteria
whose numbers double every forty years.
Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.”
- Gore Vidal

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