8 Essential Facts About Legionnaires’ Disease

8 Essential Facts About Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease continues to make national headlines as outbreaks have been discovered in New York City (NYC), Quincy, Illinois, and San Quentin, California. Most recently, the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease has been detected in water samples at the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. However, despite the media attention surrounding these outbreaks, this […]

Necrotizing Fasciitis: 10 Things to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Necrotizing Fasciitis: 10 Things to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Necrotizing fasciitis, which means the death of tissues, is an infection that is linked to bacteria. In its most severe forms, it is also known as flesh-eating bacteria, which can destroy not only the skin but also fat and tissue covering the muscles within a matter of days. When the disease occurs on the genitals, […]

Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Florida and Brain-Eating Amoeba in Kansas

Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Florida and Brain-Eating Amoeba in Kansas

Flesh-eating bacteria has been discovered on the beaches of Florida. It was activated by the rise in water temperature. At least seven people have been infected with the flesh-eating bacteria and two people have died so far this year, according to ABC News. Heat breeds bacteria, as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and […]