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Contagious Episode #15 bacteria comment

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    The Irishman from Ohio

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    From the newscast the newscaster states that necrotizing fasciitis is the bacteria that causes the flesh eating disease.

    Unless Scott wanted the newscaster to be wrong, I suggest he correct this. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a disease caused, potenially, by many different types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus (the resistant form of this is known as MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) and  Clostridium perfringens (causes gas gangrene) as well as Streptococcus pyogenes (causes ‘strep throat’). NF is basically when the soft tissues is destroyed by exotoxins produced by the bacteria.

    It is more realistic, though, that the newscaster got the science wrong. :) But if Scot wants her to report it right, this is the info he needs when he re-writes… oh wait.. he can’t go back and change it. Maybe correct it in a later edition… like the paperback release. D’oh!

    ~pnakotus

    (microbiologist)

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