I thought this was a short, informative article to kick off the summer with. And, please notice that I’m leading off with this pull quote:
These infections are extremely rare,” said Amy Kirby, an assistant research professor at Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water. There were only 88 cases of necrotizing fasciitis recorded in the U.S in 2013.
Whatever you do, please don’t give in to fear. It’s important to remember that, although the bacteria is common, necrotizing fasciitis and other diseases resulting from exposure to these bacteria are rare and, to some degree, preventable. If you will be swimming this summer, as I will be, remember to bathe afterwards, clean and disinfect any wounds you may have. Enjoy the outdoors!
Read the entire interview and/or watch the video at: Expert: Flesh-Eating Bacteria A Rare Danger In Ga. Waters | WABE 90.1 FM
For preventative measures against necrotizing fasciitis and other useful information, go here: Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Rare Disease, Especially for the Healthy