flesh-eating bacteria


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M1 streptococcus

An invasive variant of Streptococcus group A, which cause toxic shock-like syndrome.

flesh-eating bacteria

A variant of Streptococcus group A, which causes toxic shock-like syndrome. See Toxic shock-like syndrome.
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"Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria" underscores the devastating impact of necrotizing fasciitis and the human tragedies and triumphs that result.
Dr Al Assar says he too cannot say how Mugtaba was infected by the flesh-eating bacteria. "Necrotizing Fasciitis as it is called has unknown causes.
Blood tests taken from the woman indicate she was infected by Type A Streptococcus bacteria, known as the flesh-eating bacteria. "Her health began deteriorating after giving birth, and unfortunately -- despite intensive treatment in the emergency ward, including various types of antibiotics -- she passed away," said a medical center official.
"When we identify a gene mutation that has a direct effect on a disease- like we have done for the flesh-eating bacteria - this opens up doors to designing drugs that provide treatments and cures," Musser added.Necrotizing fasciitis is rare but serious.
A FORMER cleaner died from the same flesh-eating bacteria which infected Paul after cutting her finger on a tin, an inquest heard.
Today, as foreclosures and failed businesses spread like flesh-eating bacteria, that landscape is shifting, psychically and physically, becoming blighted with vacant houses and big-box structures.
Another overused phrase is "flesh-eating bacteria." In fact, most S.
One alarming reason modern medicine has bad to look beyond antibiotics is the steady increase ha deadly, drug-resistant wound infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), also known as the flesh-eating bacteria. MRSA is estimated to be responsible for at least half of all skin infections treated in hospital emergency rooms.
These flesh-eating bacteria are carried in 30 per cent of the population's throat or skin without producing any symptoms at all.
Writer-director Eli Roth made his feature film debut in 2002 with Cabin Fever, a low budget exercise in horror about a group of teenagers terrorised by a flesh-eating bacteria in the American backwoods.
Writer-director Eli Roth made his film debut in 2002 with Cabin Fever, a low budget flick about a group of teenagers terrorised by flesh-eating bacteria.
Without moisture, flesh-eating bacteria could not survive.