Flesh Eating Bacteria

Peter L. Hurd hurd at fraser.sfu.ca
Sun Jun 12 08:23:15 EST 1994


tandmark at aol.com (TandMark) writes:

>In article <1994Jun10.183313.12131 at news.yale.edu>,
>FRICHARD at biomed.med.yale.edu (Frank Richardson) writes:

>An article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer last week, on the local
>treatment of children with the so-called "flesh-eating" strain of
>strep, said that the disease seems to resist both strong antibiotics
>of various kinds and aggressive surgical removal of infected throat
>tissue.  Oh, it's the throat tissue that constitutes the "flesh" that
>gets "eaten". 

Killed a few Canadian soldiers in the maritimes last year, if I remember.
 
>The children who come down with this stuff get hit really hard, and
>are in real danger of death.
-- 
Pete Hurd                
Zoologiska Institutionen                     pete at zool.su.se
Stockholms Universitetet                    Ph# 46-8-16-40-52
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