Flesh-Eating Virus?

Walter Hoeksma YD03 at MUSIC.FERRIS.EDU
Tue Nov 1 09:30:27 EST 1994


>This might be old news or a stupid question to many of you all?  But what
>exactly is this flesh-eating virus that I've been hearing about lately?
>What does it do, where did it come from, what is its nature?
>Where to I look to find any information on it?  And what exactly is its scienti
>name?  That would really help for my personal research.
>
>Thanks much,
>Kevin
>

MMWR of 6/3/94 has a nice summary of "flesh eating" bacteria or
necrotizing fasciitis as caused by Group A streptococci. The
article includes several good journal references. I hope this helps.

 Walt



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