MEMPHIS, Tenn – Bacteria-food offshore bacteria are making round the nation's headlines, and a Memphis man is one of several the victim dies from it.
Cheryl Wiygul said her family loves water, with her father.
That's the reason why last week, while her parents were visiting the Gulf Coast, they did it all, posting on Facebook about taking sailing boats and swimming in Boggy Bayou.
He wrote his father with cancer, and his immune system was compromised. He saw warnings about open waters in the Gulf and heard about bacteria eating the flesh, so they were very careful not to use Neosporin and liquid Band-Aids.
"The term bactericidal bacteria is a corpus of certain types of infections," Dr. Steve Threlkeld, a disease specialist at Baptist Hospital, said: "The classic one is the group A and causes the strep throat. Sometimes it can penetrate the skin and soft tissues and it hurts people."
No He treats Wiygul's father, but unfortunately, where his father ended about 24 hours after he went out of the water.
A black spot is seen on his back, and his daughter says it has become Necrotizing Fasciitis, or the bacteria eating the flesh, which will soon lead to his death.
He said he had no idea of the patients who were losing Immune systems are just like people with open sores.
"If you go to the beach, do not swim in the water if you are immune-suppressed, high-dose immune suppressants like steroids, if you get the chemo, which should be a marker to make you a little more careful, "Threlkeld said.
Threlkeld said that this bacterium is more likely to survive in hot water like the Gulf, and you can also catch it from eating raw seafood.
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But in general, the doctor still said that it is very rare, that some people should not risk.
Threlkeld said that the risk of contracting the disease after the storm or tropical system could be higher – at any time the water is very warm. He does not know if there are more cases of bacteria eating this person than before. He said that recent cases just happened all the time.