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He Fixed Flood-Soaked Homes Post-Harvey. Then, an Infection

Texas carpenter Josue Zurita died of necrotizing fasciitis 6 days after going to the hospital

(Newser) - A 31-year-old Texas man has died from flesh-eating bacteria, the third reported victim to be infected with the rare bug linked to Hurricane Harvey. Josue Zurita, a carpenter helping repair flooded homes, died on Oct. 16, six days after he went to the hospital with a serious infection to his... More »

Work With Your Hands: It Makes You Honest

(Newser) - Greasy, sweaty manual labor instills a moral code that middle managers will never understand, Matthew B. Crawford writes in the New York Times. A doctoral graduate in poli-sci, Crawford parroted opinions at a Washington think tank before turning to motor bike repairs. Now he feels a deep satisfaction as customers... More »

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