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Mud Run Leaves Woman Blind in Eye, With $100K Bill

Uninsured mom faces flesh-eating bacteria, steep medical tab

(Newser) - A young mother in Texas who holds down two jobs but doesn't have health insurance is in the fight of her life—doing battle with not just the necrotizing fasciitis that has already claimed the vision in her left eye but also with her $100,000 medical bill. It... More »

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Goes Home

Aimee Copeland leaves rehab

(Newser) - Aimee Copeland celebrated leaving rehab yesterday with a trip to Longhorn Steakhouse for lunch, then spent her first night home in nearly four months watching Comedy Central with her sister. Copeland, who lost her hands, leg, and foot to flesh-eating bacteria after a zipline accident in May, spent two... More »

Alaska Man Battling Flesh-Eating Disease

He may lose arm to infection caused by splinter

(Newser) - Another case of the rare flesh-eating infection necrotizing fasciitis has surfaced, this time in Alaska. Juneau man Ruben Pereyra was flown to a hospital in Seattle where he has been fighting the infection for two weeks, the Juneau Empire reports. He is in stable condition but may lose an arm.... More »

Student With Flesh-Eating Bacteria Leaves Hospital

Aimee Copeland defies doctors' expectations, heads to rehab

(Newser) - Aimee Copeland, the woman diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease , left the hospital today after nearly two months and headed to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic, where she'll learn to move with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot, and both hands amputated. Copeland's... More »

Flesh-Eating Victim Dies in California

Pastor battled infection for 5 months

(Newser) - A woman infected by flesh-eating bacteria has died in California. Sacramento pastor Linda Snyder was rushed to a local hospital in January after a wound was overtaken by necrotizing fasciitis. "She developed lots of complications as a result of the bacteria and surgeries to contain the bacteria," her... More »

Flesh-Eating Victim Finally Speaks

Aimee Copeland talking for first time since early-May hospitalization

(Newser) - For the first time in nearly a month, flesh-eating bacteria sufferer Aimee Copeland has graduated from mouthing words to actually speaking, reports WRDW . "Today…May 27……is AIMEE DAY!!!" her father blogged yesterday; her family has been using the phrase to refer to the day she would... More »

4th Victim Loses Leg to Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Paul Bales cut himself working on dock in Lake Sinclair

(Newser) - An astounding third victim in Georgia—the fourth in recent weeks in the Southeast—has been infected by a flesh-eating bacteria and has already lost his leg to the disease. Paul Bales cut his leg three weeks ago while removing a section of dock on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville. "... More »

3rd Victim Battles Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Doctors say there's no link to Aimee Copeland case

(Newser) - Doctors are still insisting there's no connection, but a third person in the Southeast is now fighting flesh-eating bacteria. "I just started feeling very sick," Bobby Vaughn, 33, tells WXIA Atlanta . "I was throwing up and had a backache. I just thought it was a little... More »

Now a New Mom Battles Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Lana Kuykendall in critical condition

(Newser) - As Aimee Copeland continues to fight necrotizing fasciitis , another woman in the Southeast is battling the flesh-eating bacteria, too. Just days after giving birth to twins, Lana Kuykendall had severe pain in her leg—and then husband Darren noticed a spot that looked like a bruise or a blood clot... More »

Now Student Losing Hands to Flesh-Eating Infection

But family is optimistic Aimee Copeland will live

(Newser) - The Georgia grad student who already lost her left leg to amputation will now lose her hands and her right foot to save her from a flesh-eating infection. Aimee Copeland's life turned into a nightmare after a zip-line cut her calf during a kayaking trip. Shortly afterward she was... More »

Flesh-Eating Infection Claims Student's Leg

Deadly bacteria linked to zip-line injury on river trip

(Newser) - A Georgia college student has lost a leg to a flesh-eating infection after a zip-line injury. Aimee Copeland, a 24-year old master's student at the University of West Georgia, is fighting for her life after a homemade zip line cut into her calf during a kayaking trip in the... More »

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