Monday, 3 May 2004

N.B. patient dies of flesh-eating disease

n.b.= new brunswick, ca
St. Joseph's Hospital in Saint John, N.B. is dealing with a suspected outbreak of flesh-eating disease. A 37-year-old woman has died, another patient is in serious condition and five others are under observation.

The two patients known to have contracted Necrotizing fasciitis
[GIS] (or flesh eating disease) both underwent surgery at St. Joseph's last week - one on April 26, the other on April 27.

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