A Kingwood, Texas woman died Tuesday, Sept. 15, from a flesh-eating bacterial infection after falling in the floodwaters left by Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County medical examiner’s office confirmed. Nancy Reed, 77, was at her son’s flooded home in Kingwood, on the northeastern outskirts of Houston, when she fell into the water, breaking and cutting her arm. The injury became infected and she developed necrotizing fasciitis – a condition in which A Streptococcus, E. coli, Vibrio, and other bacteria create toxins that destroy muscle. “Flesh-eating” infections spread rapidly and are extremely difficult to stop, even with potent antibiotics, and often ... Read More
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