Monthly Archives: August 2019

30 08, 2019

Strep Gene researchers discuss results

2021-01-11T10:03:11+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Awareness|

Following up on research done over a decade ago, the Strep Gene researchers have now found that a particular difference in one of these HLA markers called HLA-DQA1 occurs twice as often in patients who have suffered life-threatening group A streptococcal infection compared to the general population. To make sure this result was not a [...]

12 08, 2019

Experts warn that necrotizing fasciitis may be spreading to seafood, beaches due to climate change

2021-01-11T10:03:01+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Awareness|

A new report from researchers at the Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey suggests that necrotizing fasciitis may no longer be as rare as previously assumed, no thanks to climate change and global warming. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rapid-spreading, life-threatening bacterial disease that destroys the fascia, the tissue under the skin surrounding muscles, fats, [...]

5 08, 2019

Another NF case in the US

2021-01-11T10:02:54+00:00 August 5th, 2019|Awareness|

Another case of flesh-eating bacteria (necrotising fasciitis) sends Tarpon Springs fisherman to the hospital. Necrotizing fasciitis is somewhat rare, but it’s called "flesh-eating" because the infection progresses so rapidly. George Billiris got it while wading in the Gulf of Mexico. It was just another day for fisherman George Billiris when he took his grandson out [...]

2 08, 2019

High court case as pensioner loses arm due to NF

2021-01-11T10:01:33+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|Awareness|

A pensioner who lost her arm after catching a flesh-eating bug (necrotising fasciitis) at church hall pilates class has won her claim in negligence against the NHS at the High Court. Patricia Austin, 78, contracted necrotising fasciitis after injuring her arm at a resistance band workout at a church hall in Aylesbury, on August 8, [...]