Posted Monday, July 3, 2017 3:05 pmA 70-year-old, retired teacher from Mississippi says she has contracted meat-eating pathogenic bacteria in Fairhope
Vibrio vulfinicus is a notifiable disease in Alabama, meaning medical personnel who treat the bacteria must tell the state.
The hospital treating the victim also would not verify the vibrio vulfinicus diagnosis, citing HIPAA privacy rules.
It is unclear whether the bacteria came from local waters or shrimp she was using as bait.
Officials said that while Gulf and bay waters are potential homes for vibrio vulfinicus, it also thrives among shellfish and shrimp.
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lady’s terrors hurts after she was almost killed by meat-eating pathogenic bacteria
Haley Noele in hospital (Picture: SWNS)A paramedic suffered gruesome injuries when she contracted a deadly flesh-eating bug that left a huge tennis ball-sized hole in her leg.
She was on life support during her two-month stay in hospital (Picture: SWNS)She said: ‘When I first saw the wound I felt mortified.
Haley Noele was almost killed after contracting necrotizing fasciitis, which kills up to 73% of sufferers, while treating a fallen jockey.
The 29-year-old’s flesh was eaten and turned back by the bacteria, leaving a gigantic hole and causing her to have several operations during a 64-day hospital stay where she was on life support.
‘I had a ridiculous fever and I felt this indescribable pain coming from a small red mark on my leg.
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Texas instructor who contracted meat-eating pathogenic bacteria an avid fisherman
Photo: Mark D. Wilson /San Antonio Express-News Image 35 of 35 Texas teacher who contracted flesh-eating bacteria an avid fisherman 1 / 35 Back to GalleryAn 8th grade science teacher has contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after fishing in South Texas waters earlier this summer.
Texas teacher who contracted flesh-eating bacteria an avid fisherman Photo: Facebook/ Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 Brad Guion, of , contracted Vibrio while fishing in on .
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