A Texas man died after he was opposed to a "unremarkable" bacteria eating flesh while spreading to a local coast on the Fourth of July, according to a new report.
Gary Evans, 56, died on July 8 from bacteria The infection known as necrotizing fasciitis – just four days after his wife Debbie Mattix, 60, said she was exposed to Vibrio bacteria at Magnolia Beach, reported of The Advocate of Victoria.
"He is in his element there … in everything he loves – his friends, his family, his crab in the water," Mattix said on paper. "But on Saturday morning, he can not walk. That is how fast it is."
People are often infected with Vibrio bacteria ̵1; who live in coastal waters – by eating raw or inadequate food , especially oysters, but "vibriosis" may also occur when an open wound is exposed to salt or mild water, according to the CDC.
Evans never got water or eat raw shellfish, but he was a crabbing off the coast and exposed, tiny scrapes, Mattix said on the local paper.
Two days later, his legs became severely swollen, so Mattix drove him out of the hospital, thinking he was suffering as a minor as a dehydration.
"We got there and they informed me that he did not go home; he was straight to the ICU," Evans said at the exit. "The doctors started treating him for Vibrio, but it was not confirmed until the next day; when they said it had begun manifesting itself."
He was placed in fluids, antibiotics and pain- and the next day, big, pussy-filled blisters built down his legs. He went on to work, but nothing could be done.
"They did everything they could," Mattix said on paper. "He's very sick, very sick, and it's over, it's spread in his liver, his kidneys and he's in the respirator. It's also a blood system and starts to collapse on its roots."
Evans is 6-foot-4 and in good health, her husband said. He always helps people – including local senior citizens when the tree branches fell to their property following Hurricane Harvey, his sister Judy Flowers, said on paper.
Many people across the country are the counteracts of bacterial-eating infections.
Ricky Rutherford, of Alabama, fought for his life after he was caught on a weekend on a kayaking trip.
Patty Born, from Santa Rosa County, Florida, took part in an interview on Tuesday that she was lucky to live after contracting food-eating infections in 2015 while scallops got water.
"This bacterium is worse than people who really think," Mattix said the Advocate. "It is not a bacterium that is easily placed; it comes with vengeance, and it is incessant, just like, like, destroying everything in its path."