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Reports emerge of third flesh-eating bacteria victim with ties to Georgia
foxnews.com ^ | 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flesheatingbacteria
Yikes!
1 posted on 05/19/2012 9:21:50 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Bio terrorism or not.


2 posted on 05/19/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

I’m wondering if the unseasonable warm winter here did not contribute to proliferation of these bugs.


3 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ColdOne

That type of disease occurs in Africa - it was probably brought here by an African carrier (human). Obummer strikes again.


4 posted on 05/19/2012 9:36:47 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: ColdOne

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.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: ColdOne

Anyone know the mechanism by which a person is infected? Airborne? A cut etc. etc.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 9:45:01 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

btt


7 posted on 05/19/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I have tried to find out online. Everything I have read is very vague.


8 posted on 05/19/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

Thanks for posting. Health/life BUMP!


9 posted on 05/19/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: ColdOne; AEMILIUS PAULUS
See if this link helps.
10 posted on 05/19/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

Thanks for your time and trouble in providing the link. The article was understandable for laymen.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 10:31:35 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ColdOne

See number 10 below. A link to a nice little article was provided.


12 posted on 05/19/2012 10:32:58 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

OOOPS! Number 10 above.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 10:34:22 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

You’re welcome. I learned from it too. I didn’t realize that several types of organisms could cause necrotizing fasciitis.


14 posted on 05/19/2012 10:38:22 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: ColdOne

Isn’t the CDC in Atlanta?


15 posted on 05/19/2012 11:05:50 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: GreatRoad; ColdOne
That type of disease occurs in Africa - it was probably brought here by an African carrier (human). Obummer strikes again.

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.

16 posted on 05/19/2012 11:14:33 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Clara Lou; AEMILIUS PAULUS

thank you


17 posted on 05/19/2012 11:15:36 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

NOT airborne


18 posted on 05/19/2012 11:17:29 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Havisham

Yes, the CDC is in Atlanta, my son worked there.


19 posted on 05/19/2012 11:30:26 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: spetznaz

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.


20 posted on 05/19/2012 11:33:31 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

21 posted on 05/19/2012 12:27:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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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

“..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.


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