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

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Dr. Steven Harris
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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