Doctors initially thought that Ricky Rutherford’s fever and leg pain were symptoms of cellulitis, but eventually found out he was infected with a deadly flesh-eating bacteria. Why is necrotizing nasciitis often misdiagnosed?
Public Health July 16, 2019
Mike Walton contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, through a small prick from a fish hook. The infection spread quickly, and doctors considered to amputate his arm.
Public Health April 25, 2019
Inmate Harold Millican contracted a flesh-eating infection while in a Texas jail. He spent a week in the prison infirmary with a rotting wound because no one was available to transport him to the hospital.
Feature | Health December 18, 2018
A man suffered from unbearable pains due to flesh-eating bacteria just a week after being treated for a shark bite. He now warns people to take caution when it comes to swimming in potentially bacteria-infected waters.
Public Health August 24, 2018
Carol Martin may have been saved if her condition was diagnosed correctly. Symptoms of the flesh-eating disease can be confusing because they appear to be like any other illness or injury. When should you see a doctor?
Public Health May 13, 2018
Carol Martin may have contracted flesh-eating bacteria from a hot tub during her vacation. Experts advise ways to avoid contracting necrotizing fasciitis particularly when using hot tubs and swimming pools.
Public Health May 12, 2018
An 8-year old boy died after bacteria entered his body through a wound. Wounds and blisters can put anyone at risk of contracting necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease and here are some precautions to avoid infection.
Public Health January 28, 2018
There’s another death from the scary flesh-eating disease. An 8-year-old Oregon boy contracted necrotizing fasciitis and was declared dead within days after crashing his bike.
Public Health January 27, 2018
Josue Zurita, a 31-year-old man, has succumbed to the deadly necrotizing fasciitis. He had contracted the flesh-eating bacterial infection while repairing homes damaged by floodwater post-hurricane Harvey.
Public Health October 26, 2017
Four-year-old Rhys Pritchard sustained a small cut above his eye after bumping his head. The problem went worse when he started to show symptoms of necrotising fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating disease.
Public Health July 24, 2017
The life of a mom in Atlanta is currently in danger after she contracted flesh-eating bacteria from an unknown source. The doctors are now looking at amputating her limbs.
Life June 16, 2015