In order not to confuse the poor public, the media is not reporting that both of these illnesses are probably caused by different bacteria.
Aimee Copeland’s bacteria is water bound. Unless Lana Kuykendall, the mother of twins, was wading in fresh water with her newborns, chances are good that she has a different bacteria, Streptococcus pyogenes. The water borne version is much less common.
And yes, for all those out there who think, “strep, I’ve had strep.” Having strep does not mean your face will fall off. 99.9 percent of the time it goes away. Only very, very rarely do people get Strep into their fascial layers (under the skin) where it eats and survives long enough to start an infection.
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- South Carolina woman struck by flesh-eating bacteria disease (dailystar.com.lb)
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- Second woman struck by flesh-eating bacteria disease (smh.com.au)
- New mother battles flesh-eating bacterial disease – The Express Tribune (tribune.com.pk)
- Necrotizing Fasciitis – “Flesh eating disease” (medhealthwriter.blogspot.com)
- Second case of flesh-eating bacteria reported in South Carolina (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)
- Utah woman survives flesh-eating bacteria (abc4.com)
- New SC mom hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria (onlineathens.com)
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- Second case of flesh-eating bacteria reported in South Carolina (raptureimminent.wordpress.com)
- New SC mom hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria (newsok.com)
- Flesh eating bacteria hospitalizes South Carolina mother (wjla.com)
- Flesh-Eating Bacteria Attacks a Mother of Newborn Twins in South Carolina [Nightmares] (jezebel.com)
- South Carolina Woman Diagnosed With Flesh-Eating Bacteria (inquisitr.com)
- South Carolina mother latest victim of flesh-eating disease (calgaryherald.com)