MicrobeWorld App


Microbes After Hours

Click for "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video


Join MicrobeWorld


ASM House 200X200

Subscribe via Email


Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Myths and Facts

It’s all over the news: a healthy young woman in Georgia has been attacked by “Flesh Eating Bacteria.” Thankfully, she’s finally off of a ventilator. She’s still critically ill, even after undergoing several heroic surgical procedures to remove dead tissue. There will be a lot of rehab in her future, and she will never be the same.

The recent media frenzy over this case has helped create and perpetuate some myths about this very serious, though uncommon infection:

There is an epidemic. Necrotizing fasciitis is uncommon, but not that rare, affecting about 10-15,000 people in the United States annually. The rate is not increasing.

It mostly affects healthy people. Though the current media-favorite case is a healthy young woman, necrotizing fasciitis is more common in people with underlying health problems like diabetes or poor immunity.

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing with other viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus they could be when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have long realized that monogamy. how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle his hard on for up to 6 hrs, and pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL express hub that was order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems that are innumerable in an individual. buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use