New Jersey Man Could Lose LIMBS To Flesh Eating Bacteria

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A man who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in New Jersey could lose all of his limbs.  Mere hours after Angel Perez of Millville finished his crabbing expedition in the Maurice River, his arms and legs were in severe pain.

Perez’s limbs began to balloon up in conjunction with the pain. According to reports by NJ.com, Perez’s daughter stated that her father had been infected with Vibrio necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria that can be contracted in the summer months from salty water.  Vibrio is found in brackish and seawater, especially during the hot summer months.

If Perez, who is currently in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in critical condition at the hospital fails to respond to antibiotics, amputation of his limbs may the only hope doctors have of saving his life. The infection has spread to all four limbs making amputation of all four a real possibility. Perez’s family is now warning others of the debilitating bacterial infection and…

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New Jersey Man Could Lose LIMBS To Flesh Eating Bacteria