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Sunday, June 3, 2012

FIFTH victim has emergency surgery as flesh-eating bacteria strikes again

A South Carolina  grandmother has become the fifth victim of the flesh-eating bacteria that has sparked terror across Georgia.
Louise Thompson underwent emergency surgery to remove infected flesh from her leg and was in a coma for five days.
Until being diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis she had never even heard of the bacteria, which attacks soft tissue and muscle. 
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Victim number five: Louise Thompson is recovering after being in a coma for five days and having surgery on her leg
Victim number five: Louise Thompson is recovering after being in a coma for five days and having surgery on her leg

Recovery: On Friday Thompson stood up for the first time in months. She said she hopes the next step will be getting home
Recovery: On Friday Thompson stood up for the first time in months. She said she hopes the next step will be getting home
Thompson had gone to a Simpsonville doctor reporting a pain in her leg that she said felt ‘like pins sticking in my skin’ but no visible signs of infection.
She ended up in hospital undergoing surgery to remove ‘a place the size of a regular football’, myfoxcarolina.com reported.

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