Skip to comments.Reports emerge of third flesh-eating bacteria victim with ties to Georgia
Posted on 05/19/2012 9:21:45 AM PDT by ColdOne
A third case of flesh-eating bacteria has emerged with ties to Georgia, myFOXatlanta reported.
A landscaper from Cartersville is in critical condition at Doctors Hospital in Augusta battling the potentially deadly disease. That's the same place University of West Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland is being treated.
A Piedmont, S.C. mom is also fighting the infection days after giving birth in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
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Bio terrorism or not.
I’m wondering if the unseasonable warm winter here did not contribute to proliferation of these bugs.
That type of disease occurs in Africa - it was probably brought here by an African carrier (human). Obummer strikes again.
It’s obvious that the mother who just given birth contracted the bacteria in the hospital.
She wasn’t wounded while coming in contact with dirt, trees, river water, etc.
So why won’t anyone say it?
ALL of the victims had been treated for some injury or another — in a hospital setting.
Smoke = fire.
Anyone know the mechanism by which a person is infected? Airborne? A cut etc. etc.
I have tried to find out online. Everything I have read is very vague.
Thanks for posting. Health/life BUMP!
Thanks for your time and trouble in providing the link. The article was understandable for laymen.
See number 10 below. A link to a nice little article was provided.
OOOPS! Number 10 above.
You’re welcome. I learned from it too. I didn’t realize that several types of organisms could cause necrotizing fasciitis.
Isn’t the CDC in Atlanta?
Bull! Utter total bull. The Aeromanas bacteria species is found in any fresh water, and if you suffer a deep wound and the bacteria shifts from needing oxygen to anaerobic you can, if unlucky, suffer a necrotic condition. It has nothing to do with African carriers, and nothing to do with Obama. There are many mistakes Obama has made, 99.99999% of them FAR greater than a person getting a dangerous bacteria infection (the fall of the US, for instance, is far greater), and he can be brought down by focusing on them. Not by coming up with infantile arguments that make a site like FR a target (and there are people who focus on showing how FR is a site of misfits, rackets and idiots). It would be difficult for an African (human, or animal, or whatever you'd classify one as) to bring a 'disease' that existed in the water before the first African came to the US.
But hey, since logic is not common I doubt that matters one bit.
From the FDA:
Aeromanas hydrophila, Aeromonas caviae, Aeromonas sobria & (Aeromonas veronii?) Aeromanas hydrophila is a species of bacterium that is present in all freshwater environments and in brackish water. Some strains of A. hydrophila are capable of causing illness in fish and amphibians as well as in humans who may acquire infections through open wounds or by ingestion of a sufficient number of the organisms in food or water.
Yes, the CDC is in Atlanta, my son worked there.
Yes, and not even the Group A Strep variant, a somewhat more common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, has anything in particular to do with Africa (more than anywhere else). I have some personal history with necrotizing fasciitis and am a bit lighter for the experience.
Sorry I forgot to put the /sarc. I like to do humor, doesn’t always translate. I swim on open fresh water training for meets - I do wonder abt bacteria sometimes but not too much.
Folks, it IS in hospitals and just about everywhere else.
I have had staph infections twice. The first time I didn’t know what it was and waited almost too long (I thought I had sprained my thumb - red, swollen, hurt). I was on I.V. antibiotics for three days.
The second time I figured it out quickly and he gave me some pills and sent me on my way. I suppose these bugs are all a bit different, but the doc said the staph bug is on your skin all the time. Both times I just had dried, cracking skin - perhaps some fine scratches, but had been working outside in the dirt, so I’m thinking it was something in the dirt (two very different geographical locations).
Sorry for your sister’s plight.
That’s why it’s so important for every state to push back on Big Medicine’s efforts to roll back laws that require careful tracking and public posting of hospital infection statistics.
Surgery is risky enough. You’re entitled to truthful, current information about hospital infection rates (which vary widely, even in the same city) so you can choose the least dangerous one.
There is nothing more conservative than “sunshine” laws.
Some startling posts.
I make a point when I every once in a while unexpectedly find any sort of small seemingly insignificant pimple type anything, to *always* apply a drop of iodine tincture. Might not do anything, but that’s that.
Read somewhere, a case where that was the first sign when someone encountered it just before it suddenly went out of control, so I figure just pays to take that simple precaution.
“..so I figure just pays to take that simple precaution.”
Yep - pretty easy to do. My old tagline was “Ever Vigilant - Never Fearful”. A good thing to LIVE by in so many circumstances.