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Necrotizing fasciitis (General)

by dan @, Friday, July 05, 2019, 17:31 (445 days ago)

There has been an increasing number of click bait type headlines regarding 'flesh eating bacteria' aka necrotizing facilitis in the US media lately, specifically with regards to people getting infected on east coast beaches, primarily in Florida but also farther north. I'm wondering if the slight warming of the oceans is making it easier for this bacteria to thrive, which would explain the seeming increase in cases acquired via the water. Normally, this is an issue in hospitals.

Here's a screen grab of a news search on 'flesh eating bacteria':

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