In a sixth case of necrotizing-fasciitis, Linda Snyder, from Sacramento, who is a preacher at city’s United Methodist Church, died by the flesh eating bacteria.
According to the Daily Mail, necrotizing-fasciitis, known as the flesh-eating disease, is an extremely vicious bacterial infection where the bacteria enters the body, often through a minor cut or scrape, and multiplies as they release toxins that kill tissue and cut off blood flow to the area.
Shyder is one out of six recent cases that contracted the deadly bacteria. The other five who are dealing with necrotizing-fasciitis are seriously ill. In another case, South Carolina grandmother Louise Thompson underwent emergency surgery to remove infected flesh from her leg and was in a coma for five days. In one of the more extreme cases, Aimee Copeland from Georgia College had to have her leg, her foot and both hands amputated and is still in intensive care after bacteria got into a cut she developed following a fall.
While the cases involving this flesh eating bacteria are serious and concerning, Dr. Mike Green, of Macon, said people shouldn’t over-react and become paranoid about becoming infected as the disease remains very rare.
Symptoms of necrotizing-fasciitis include small red lumps on the skin, rapidly-spreading bruising, sweating, chills, fever and nausea, with organ failure and shock also being common complications.
Sixth Case of Deadly Flesh Eating Bacteria Kills Woman.