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Reports emerge of third flesh-eating bacteria victim with ties to Georgia ^ | 5/18/12 | foxnews

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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21 posted on 05/19/2012 12:27:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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To: spetznaz

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.

22 posted on 05/19/2012 12:30:44 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Blue Ink
My sister went into the the VA hospital for a non-essential bunion surgery on her foot. She came down with a MRSA infection, as did 4 other people. Turns out the VA knew they had it in the surgical A/C system and allowed surgeries to proceed anyway. After a couple of years trying to fight it, they finally ended up taking her lower leg.

Folks, it IS in hospitals and just about everywhere else.

23 posted on 05/19/2012 1:53:46 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: steve86

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).

24 posted on 05/19/2012 2:04:43 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: texgal

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.

25 posted on 05/19/2012 4:42:37 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: 21twelve

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.

26 posted on 05/19/2012 4:54:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“ 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.

27 posted on 05/19/2012 5:42:37 PM PDT by 21twelve
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