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Flesh-eating infections: Scores per year

A foundation devoted to education about and treatment of flesh-eating bacteria cites government figures estimating 500 to 1,500 cases occur in the United States each year. But media coverage of these cases is rare, so the story of a Georgia grad student fighting the disease may help raise awareness, the foundation's co-founder says.

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    Fort Myers, Florida (News-Press) -- Dangerous bacteria linked to scores of illnesses and several deaths this ... spokeswoman for the department's Collier County office. And, because the woman did not reside in Collier, the department doesn't count it ...
    10/8/2013 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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    10/2/2013 - 7:26 pm | View Link
  • 'Flesh-eating bacteria' kills one in Louisiana; three others also affected
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    03/1/2015 - 11:04 pm | View Website
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  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection: MedlinePlus Medical ...
    Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue.
    02/28/2015 - 12:50 pm | View Website
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