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A man went crabbing – and came back with flesh-eating bacteria

It was still morning on July 2 when Angel Perez returned home in New Jersey with a haul of freshly-snagged crabs and, unknown to him at the time, something much …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

Oregon boy, 8, dies from flesh-eating bacteria

Saturday before last, Liam wrecked his bike as he rode down a hill on his family’s Spring Creek property. Blood seeped from a thigh wound where the end of the …


Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man who thought he just had blisters from a hike

Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking. He was trekking up and down the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire – a 10-mile round trip …


‘Like something out of a horror movie’: Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days

About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For most, the worst symptoms are …