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Flesh eating bacteria consumes cruise passenger in 24 hours

Flesh eating bacteria consumes cruise passenger in 24 hours
by Scott Carmichael on May 7th 2009 at 2:00PM

Have you had your breakfast/lunch/dinner yet? Because this story is bound to upset your stomach.

While on a Mediterranean cruise, 58 year old Raymond Evans hurt his knee during a fall. The injury was nothing serious, but the ships doctor put Mr. Evans on an antibiotic regimen, just to be safe.

Despite the shots, his widow said his condition started to deteriorate, and that the back of his knee was turning black. This developed into a "blotchy blackness" that spread to his chest, elbow and fingers, and he was admitted into the ships hospital.

Read more: http://www.gadling.com/2009/05/07/flesh-eating-bacteria-consumes-cr...

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