In Rivers and Lakes…
‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Explained
The microscopic Aeromonas hydrophila is found in freshwater or brackish water environments, according to the FDA.
In Sneezes and Coughs…
‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria Strain Spread By Sneezes And Coughs
Medical experts in the UK have warned the public to be vigilant about their health to guard against infection by a highly infectious strain of MRSA called USA300…
In Alcohol Wipes…
Two-Thirds of Alcohol Wipes Contaminated With ‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria
Hundreds of millions of alcohol wipes used in hospitals, clinics, peoples homes and sold under the private labels of grocery stores such as Safeway and Kroger and drugstores such as Walgreens were recalled because two-thirds of tested samples of the alcohol prep pads were contamined with the bacteria.
Hospitals Serving Up Flesh-Eating Bacteria?
A 2011 study found hospital rooms are rife with disease-causing bacteria. 95% of hospital room privacy curtains tested positive. Worse yet, replacing the curtains did no good; most were re-contaminated within a week.
Over 80% of U.S. Cocaine Laced With Veterinary ‘Flesh-Eating’ Drug
…anyone who uses cocaine is at risk…
In “Bath Salts”…
‘Flesh-Eating’ Bath Salts
The use of street drugs known as “bath salts” are the source of an outbreak of a rare flesh-eating disease. Users are running scared. Not only can you get the flesh-eating disease from injecting “bath salts”, but if you come in contact with someone who used bath salts, you may get the disease as well.
Before you start becoming germophobic and reach for some hand sanitizer or antibiotic cream, think again…
Flesh-Eating Bacteria’s Rise Tied to Antibiotic Cream
Overuse of antibiotic creams and sanitizers leading cause of flesh-eating bacteria says new study.
The Great MRSA Epidemic: Is It Time to Worry?
…If one were asked to come up with a recipe for a panic-inducing disease, it would be hard to come up with something more horrifying…
…”Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable,”…
This story was written in 2008. Maybe we are finally arriving at a pandemic.
Med Center Sees Increased Number of Flesh-Eating Disease
A flesh-eating bacteria survivor described her ordeal Tuesday at the Nebraska Medical Center. Doctors who treated her say they are seeing more cases like hers than usual this month. (May 2012)
FLESH-EATING BACTERIA CASES ON THE RISE IN THE U.S.
“We’re at the point where we’re starting to see organisms that are resistant to every antibiotic we have, and we’re not going to get a lot of new ammunition. I don’t think the public and policy makers are really aware — I don’t think people are aware of how bad the situations is with multi-drug resistant organisms. We can’t treat people because the organisms have become resistant to everything.” – Dr. Henry Blumberg (May 15, 2012)
RATES OF “FLESH-EATING DISEASE” UP SEVEN TIMES, SAYS STUDY
Necrotising fasciitis (NF) or “flesh-eating disease” is on the increase in New Zealand, according to a 2012 study of cases between 1990 and 2006… (2012)
Flesh-eating disease on increase
Flesh-eating diseases and other tough infections are on the rise in Calgary, according to a prominent Canadian doctor…”there have been more infections in the last year than ever before.” (January 1999)
– Anonymous Coward