Carnivorous Bacteria: What Makes Pathogens Dangerous

Meat-eating disease: necrotizing fasciitis

Among the carnivorous bacteria is the necrotizing fasciitis In addition, a rare infection of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. The disease is triggered by various bacteria, including A strep, Vibrio vulnificus, Staphylococci, E. coli, Clostridia, Klebsiella and Aeromonas hydrophila.

the most common cause are therefore i A strep. The bacteria infect the fascia that surrounds muscles, nerves, fat, and blood vessels in the body. This also damages this tissue. Some bacteria also produce toxins that further destroy the tissue, causing it to die. Necrotizing fasciitis can spread very quickly life threatening become and if left untreated lead to death.

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Where are the bacteria found?

Bacteria, for example Vibrio vulnificus, enter estuaries, brackish pools and in coastal areas and can even enter the body through the consumption of oysters. Group A streptococci can be found on human skin and in the throat, where they normally cause no harm.

How does one get infected?

The most common way they enter the body is through small ones skin lesions such as cuts, punctures or scratches. But there have also been cases where people have complained about the consumption of Oysters they infected.

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In the video: A woman dies from a scratch on her leg from carnivorous bacteria