10 Things More Likely to Kill You Than Ebola

The humble necrotizing fasciitis comes in fourth, but is determined to move to the top! Interesting article.

4. Flesh-eating bacteria. Necrotizing fasciitis, a life-threatening illness caused by the strep bacteria, can enter your body through a minor opening in the skin and destroy your soft tissue. There are about 650 to 800 cases per year, and about 25 percent of patients die.

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Necrotizing fasciitis Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes

This is a very informative resource for those concerned about the Flesh-eating bacteria.

Necrotizing fasciitis: A severe, progressive skin infection which causes progressive destruction of skin and underlying tissue. It is caused by certain bacteria and has a high mortality rate… Necrotizing fasciitis (occasionally described by the media as “the flesh-eating bacteria”) destroys muscles, fat…

More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Necrotizing fasciitis is available at Necrotizing fasciitis Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes – RightDiagnosis.com.

Family Heartache After Mother Stricken with Flesh-eating bacteria | abc7news.com

This emotional story is playing out in the intensive care unit on the first floor of the hospital. The infection is so aggressive that it can take amputation to stop its spread. And a once-vibrant mother doesnt know yet whats happening to her.

via ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Family shares story of heartache after mother comes down with flesh-eating bacteria | abc7news.com.

Christmas Gift to People Suffering From “Flesh Eating” Disease

Dr. John Crew has an amazing record. I wish this therapy was around in ’98.

The new treatment for NF was pioneered by Dr. John Crew, director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA. Dr. Crew has now overseen the use of NeutroPhase in the care of more than two dozen NF patients, such as Lori Madsen, Jared Hamilton and Michael Meillon. None of the patients he treated has died. None has lost a limb or any body part.

via Christmas Gift to People Worldwide Suffering From “Flesh Eating” Disease: NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation Will Offer New Life- and Limb-Saving Treatment At No Charge to Patients Worldwide – Yahoo Finance.

CDC Features – Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Rare Disease, Especially for the Healthy

If you’re healthy, have a strong immune system, and practice good hygiene and proper wound care, your chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis (“flesh-eating” bacteria) are extremely low.

I just added this to our “articles” page.

via CDC Features – Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Rare Disease, Especially for the Healthy.