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Myrtle Beach disputes woman's flesh-eating bacteria claim

Myrtle Beach disputes woman's flesh-eating bacteria claim”

But in some unusual cases it can develop into necrotising fasciitis. It is often associated with deaths from eating raw oysters that can carry the bacteria, but it also thrives in brackish water and can infect a person through a break in the skin. Robert Yanity with DHEC said. Accurate diagnosis, prompt antibiotic treatment (medicine that kills bacteria in the body), and surgery are important to stopping this infection'. It is a rare disease. Infections from group A strep bacteria are generally mild and are easily treated.

"I encourage residents to practice good wound care, as it is the best way to prevent a bacterial skin infection", Florida Department of Health interim administrator in Brevard County, Miranda Hawker, said in a release from 2016. "This is why the illness is called necrotizing fasciitis".

A Facebook post has gone viral claiming a woman has been hospitalized after visiting Myrtle Beach.

Neither DHEC nor doctors have confirmed how the woman contracted the bacterial infection. ABC11 has redacted the victim's name at the request of the family.

North Myrtle Beach officials initially said the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting an animal but witnesses told public safety personnel otherwise, according to WMBF. The granddaughter said it happened after her grandmother scraped her leg on a chair on her hotel balcony, then got into the water later that day at Myrtle Beach near the boardwalk, between 27th and 23rd street. The cut wasn't serious, so she did not seek medical attention. Later that night, the victim's leg was completely purple and covered in blisters.

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The bottom half of her leg turned purple and her blood pressure was low, her family said, WMBF news reported. Another man inside the golf cart was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Sunday morning, the woman was airlifted to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and went into surgery an hour later.

Fetterman spent time in the water after receiving the cut, according to WMBF, and by Saturday she had a full-blown case of flesh-eating bacteria.

The post has been shared more than 75,000 times and received more than 50,000 comments since it was posted Sunday evening.



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