Man fighting for life in ICU after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on Gulf coast

Man fighting for life in ICU after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on Gulf coast

Man fighting for life in ICU after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on Gulf coast CAMERON PARISH, La. (KPLC/Gray News) – While flesh-eating bacteria might not be the first thing on your mind when you head to the beach, doctors say it’s something you should be aware of. This year, a deadly type of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus is showing up sooner than in past summers. Dr. Stephen Castleberry at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital said he is seeing the bacteria show up four to six weeks earlier than in years’ past. He said the infection can turn into septic shock overnight, with health care workers rushing to save lives and limbs. “This infection is something that will go from a fun day at the beach to an extremely painful wound within …
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