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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Could there be a deadly, flesh-eating bacteria here in the Tampa Bay area?
She came to Clearwater for a family vacation. But what she took home changed her family forever.
It’s called necrotizing fascitis, a flesh-eating disease that took her life.
According to Richard Martin, his deceased wife Carol had spent time in a hotel hot tub. Upon returning home, she discovered “a pimple come up on her right butt cheek” that was “kind of painful.” A doctor eventually did a biopsy.
“That’s when they found out it was the flesh-eating virus, bacteria,” Richard explained.
The article goes on to state the following:
Carol was rushed into surgery and spent 16 days in the ICU.
Then just days after being released, the virus was too much for Carol’s body. She died at home.
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