Flesh Destroying Virus hits UK

Rob Lambkin Rob at brighton.demon.co.uk
Wed May 25 05:00:15 EST 1994


In article: <YAJCC.30.2DE2D493 at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au>  YAJCC at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au (James 
Crockart) writes:
> 
> Reported in the paper, TV and radio news the other day was a story about a 
> very nasty sounding virus. It was called necrosis.(s something.)
> 
> What it does, is attack a common bacteria (found in about 10% of the 
> population) which causes the normally harmless bacteria to turn into some 
> frightening disease which starts eating away at the subcutaneous layers of fat 
> at about 1-4 inches an hour! It apparently feeds off the dead flesh and death 
> occours in about 24 hours unless it is treated.
> 
> The only effective treatment of this disease so far has been the amputation of 
> the affected limb.
> 
> 7 cases have been reported in a few months arround Gloustoshire in England, 
> although I heard mention that there had been infections in Norway and New 
> Zealand.
> 
> Has anyone heard anything about this virus? How it is transmitted? Where it 
> comes from? How long has it been known? 
> 
> To me it sounds like some deadly virus accidently released from some 
> top-secret military lab...
> 
> Yours in paranoia...
> 
> 
> James Crockart                 |  Hey! Wouldn't it be great if stars were
> University of South Australia  |  just like our own sun but only very far
> yajcc at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au    |  away? What do you mean, 'no, not really'?!
> 
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> 
> 

Actually it's staph A not a virus, there haven't been anymore cases than normal, but I 
suppose the newpapers got bored, it was corn circles last year.

Rob Lambkin



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