There is an Outbreak of The Flesh-Eating Disease Along America's Eastern Beaches

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Spending a day at an Atlantic Ocean beach this year could cost you more than just a few tolls and a little gasoline

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - If you thought being eaten by a great white shark was the scariest proposition to consider when swimming in the ocean, think again. Simply stepping foot on the beach can cause a much more deadly predatory to take a bite out of you, or take an arm, foot, or leg. The predator is the Streptococcus A bacteria, the same deadly microscopic wigglers that cause the more common yet painful Strep throat in children. Streptococcus A bacteria are responsible for causing Necrotizing Fasciitis (NF) better known as the flesh-eating disease. There is a full-blown epidemic of the disease underway from the warm shores of the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle, around the state's beaches, and all the way up the east coast to Delaware and New Jersey. Over a dozen cases of the deadly virus have been reported through the media this summer and people are becoming concerned that they may want to skip the beach rather than risk contracting the scary disease. Diabetes drug infection lawyers have vast experience handling these type of cases and offer a free no obligation consultation.

Researchers have been quick to link the outbreak of NF with climate change and global warming. reports that the cases of the disease reported between Delaware and New Jersey beaches have dramatically increased this year. "Five cases of infection with Vibrio vulnificus occurred in 2017 and 2018 along the Delaware Bay, compared to one infection with the devastating bacteria in the eight prior years, researchers said. " All of the victims faced lengthy hospital stays, multiple surgeries, amputations, and one patient died from the disease. "One had all his limbs removed at the elbows and knees due to severe bacterial infection, said Dr. Katherine Doktor, an infectious disease specialist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J," according to Web Md. Rather than sound the alarm the doctors reassured vacationers that merely going to the beach and going swimming will not result in one contracting the bacterial infection. It takes a break in the skin, as minor as a scratch or a rash in between the toes, for the flesh-eating disease to take hold in the layer of flesh just under the epidermis. The incidences of the bacterial infection are increasing as the temperatures of the water increase for longer and longer periods of time every year.

Necrotizing fasciitis or flesh-eating disease is a cousin of another insidious bacterial infection that is on the rise in the US. Fournier's Gangrene is a flesh-eating disease of the genitalia and perineum region, that area in between the scrotum and the anus. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, 55 cases of Fournier's gangrene have been reported mostly in older men with diabetes that are taking SGLT2 drugs such as Invokana, but the disease also occurs in women and children. Many cases of Fournier's gangrene occur in nursing homes where there is a large population of elderly diabetic patients.

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