Texas woman loses life to NF after eating raw oysters

//Texas woman loses life to NF after eating raw oysters

A Texan woman has died after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters on a trip to the the Louisiana coast.

Jeanette LeBlanc died after a three-week battle with vibriosis, an illness typically caused by eating raw seafood. After shucking and eating roughly two dozen raw oysters with her wife and a friend, LeBlanc began having respiratory distress and a rash, which she and her wife initially assumed were signs of an allergic reaction. But, when she went to the hospital, doctors said she had been infected by Vibrio bacteria.

“It’s a flesh-eating bacteria,” her wife, Vicki Bergquist, told a local news station. “She had severe wounds on her legs from that bacteria.”

You can read the full story here.

We send our deepest condolences to Jeanette’s family.

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2019-07-15T12:56:10+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Awareness|