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How do people get flesh eating bacteria?

How do people get flesh eating bacteria?

Breaks in the skin: An opening in the skin (eg. Cut or abrasion), and exposure to 'flesh eating bacteria' can lead to the rare but aggressive disease/infection. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Can you tell me more about flesh eating bacteria?

Can you tell me more about flesh eating bacteria?

Necrotizing fasciiti: Media reports have popularized the term "flesh-eating bacteria" to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection that starts in the tissues just below the skin and spreads along the flat layers of tissue (known as fascia) that separate different layers of soft tissue, such as muscle and fat. ...Read more

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Can a cut from a weed eater be a flesh eating bacteria?

Flesh eating bacteri: A necrotizing streptococcus infection cause rapid skin destruction usually with in a day or two, ]. Other bacteria cause gas gangrene that can lead to skin loss as well. Be careful and if in doubt seek immediate help. ...Read more

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I heard about flesh eating bacteria, but how do you get it?

I heard about flesh eating bacteria, but how do you get it?

Freak accident: This is necrotizing fasciitis and Fournier's gangrene, two life-threatening infections in which just the right mixture of bacteria get under the skin, particularly in people who have certain susceptibilities (diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, poor hygiene). While there is no definite way to prevent it, keep these factors controlled and seek treatment promptly for skin breaks and fever. ...Read more

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Is it true that flesh eating bacteria is actually pretty common?

Flesheating Bacteria: "flesh-eating bacteria" is a description of necrotizing fasciitis. This is caused when bacteria get into the subcutaneous fat tissue, spread, and cause destruction of the blood supply of the skin. Sometimes the process is fast and other times slow. The disease always needs surgery to cut away the infected tissue. The bacteria causing this are usually normally in the body, but not contagious. ...Read more

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Is get flesh eating bacteria from cuts that r 2 or 4 days old n how many days we use bandage on minor cuts mostly in which dirt this bacteria found ?

Is get flesh eating bacteria from cuts that r 2 or 4 days old n how many days we use bandage on minor cuts mostly in which dirt this bacteria found ?

Group A Strep: The 'flesh eating' bacteria is also known as Group A Strep. It can be found almost anywhere - but certainly cuts or injuries that are not treated properly are a risk. After any injury that breaks the skin, the area should be thoroughly cleaned. If redness, significant pain, swelling or fever develops, you must show this to a doctor. Allowing the wound to fester is an invitation for a disaster. ...Read more

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If you're infected by a flesh eating bacteria, will you know within hours?

Flesh eating germs: There are some scary germs out there that can cause disease very rapidly. The 'flesh eating bacteria' is one of them. Certain strains of Group A Strep can cause infections that move within hours. It's possible to outline an infected area, then check back a few hours later and see advancement. Usually though patients are really sick and need to go to an ER for urgent treatment. Call a doc if needed ...Read more

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Concerned about flesh eating bacteria. Is there something that prevents or at least keeps them away?

Concerned about flesh eating bacteria. Is there something that prevents or at least keeps them away?

Wound : We all have bacteria on and in our bodies . An infection is when these bacteria cause an inflammatory response . This can be associated with a wound infection or an abscess .General hygiene keeps the level if bacteria down and should be encouraged. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Necrotizing Fasciitis (Definition)

This is tissue destruction by multiple infectious organisms.It is a life threatening condition requiring aggressive ...Read more