Flesh-Eating Disease News
Flesh -eating bacteria claims second life after Hurricane Harvey
Scores of Texans died when Hurricane Harvey unleashed a biblical storm with massive surgewaters and devastating wind gusts that punished the area. The rebuilding effort has also been difficult -- and tragic. On Oct. 16, a carpenter in Galveston, Texas, named Josue Zurita lost his life after a
Houston health officials warn about slight uptick in diseases after Harvey
A month after the hurricane inundated Houston, health officials are warning about an uptick in diseases.
Houston health officials warn homeowners about slight uptick in diseases after Harvey
One month after Harvey hit Texas, Houston residents are still cleaning up, with some even having to gut their homes after the devastation caused by the floodwaters. Now public health officials from Harris County are going door to door to warn homeowners about the dangers still lurking in their
Texas woman dies of flesh -eating bacteria caused by Hurricane Harvey
A 77-year-old Houston woman died earlier this month from a flesh-eating bacteria, which she contracted after falling into Harvey floodwaters in her home, authorities said. Nancy Reed, of the Kingwood area of northeast Houston, died on Sept. 15 of flood-related necrotizing fasciitis , more commonly
Kindergartner loses leg after strep throat leads to dangerous infection
An Ohio girl is recovering after a rare complication from strep throat led to a dangerous infection, which required amputation of one leg. Tessa Puma, 6, was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis , a bacterial infection commonly referred to as "flesh-eating bacteria," that can spread quickly in the
'GMA' Hot List: What Tyler Perry Doesn't Love About Madea
Perry opens up about the character he's played for 18 years, Lin-Manuel Miranda weighs in on a rapping teacher's rhymes and Aimee Copeland describes life after losing her limbs to flesh-eating bacteria.
Flesh -Eating Bacteria Survivor Aimee Copeland Credits Friends, Family on Her Perseverance
Aimee Copeland's story is that of resilience. The disabilities advocate appeared on “ Good Morning America ” today to share her remarkable journey of regaining independence as a quadruple amputee. "I think compassion was a huge part of my healing," Copeland told “GMA.” "Working with organizations
Flesh -Eating Bacteria Survivor Aimee Copeland Speaks Out
Copeland, who had four limbs amputated due to the bacteria, is live on "GMA" to discuss her groundbreaking new prostheses.
Why the Beach Is So Much Grosser Than You Thought
With all the news reports -- about everything from shark activity to "flesh-eating" bacteria -- the ocean is getting a lot of nasty press this summer. But, actually, it may be the sand that's the ickier part of the beach, according to a new study in the journalEnvironmental Science & Technology. It
How to Watch Out for 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria This Summer
A potentially deadly bacteria made headlines again this week after a Florida man reportedly died from an infection related to vibrio vulnificus, sometimes referred to as a "flesh-eating" bacteria. But state health officials balked at attributing the death to "flesh-eating" bacteria, causing some