Flesh Eating Bacteria Exists in Abilene WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
After hearing about the 24 year old Georgia college student that contracted the deadly flesh eating bacteria, I began to research to see if that could possibly happen here in Abilene. The answer will shock you.Dr. Yamini Kalla, with Abilene Infectious Disease says “the bacteria is just about everywhere. But it’s mostly found around water. like rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, tanks and dirty pools.”
“Don’t try and treat it yourself. Get professional help from an infectious disease doctor, if you are a diabetic, have had dialysis, been on chronic steroids, liver problems or chemotherapy stay away from unclean sources of water, especially if you have an open sore. It’s more common in people with diabetes, who often go to a lake for swimming and maybe develop a minor scrape or cut on a foot and think nothing of it, only to get it infected with the flesh eating bacteria”.
Source: Abilene Infectious Disease Yamini Kalla M.D.
What really surprised me was that Dr. Kalla treats approximately one to two patients every year for the very flesh eating bacteria called ‘Necrotizing Fasciitis‘ right here in Abilene.
While the flesh eating bacteria eats mainly at the flesh it can also devour muscle tissue, organs and cause major health problems even death, if left untreated.
CAUTION: Graphic Video
Will you go swimming in a lake, pond or ocean now?