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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 Hits Southern Beachgoers

Several deaths reported

(Newser) - Not long after Florida warned beachgoers to be careful, new reports are emerging of tourists suffering from flesh-eating bacteria. The Weather Channel points to reports of at least three deaths in the state this year, while others have suffered from Vibrio Vulnificus in Alabama and Texas. A Georgia man ended... More »

Woman Falls Off Bike, Gets Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Doctors manage to avoid amputating college student's leg

(Newser) - It seemed like a minor cut. Kylie Marble and her grandfather were playing "bike tag" on a paved trail near Portland, Ore., when she fell off and cut her knee. The 21-year-old went to the hospital, got it stitched up, and thought that was the end of 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 Refuses Pain Meds

Aimee Copeland would feel like 'traitor to her convictions'

(Newser) - A Georgia woman who has lost a leg, a foot, and both hands to a flesh-eating disease is refusing to take pain pills for certain procedures, the AP reports. The main reason: Aimee Copeland's education in holistic pain control techniques makes her feel like a "traitor to 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 »

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 »

Flesh-Eating Bacteria to Claim Student's Hands, Foot

But Aimee Copeland responded to news by mouthing, 'Let's do this'

(Newser) - A young Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria has learned she will lose her hands and remaining foot , and responded by mouthing the words, "Let's do this." Her father recounted the conversation in an update on his Facebook page today. Andy Copeland wrote about the difficult talk... 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 »

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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