Flesh eating bacteria
Name: Eric Junker
I am looking for information on flesh eating bacteria.
What is the name of the bacteria and where can I get more information?
I believe the organism you're interested in is called
infectious Streptococcus beta A. This is the necrophilic
organism which killed Jim Henson, among others. If
you're interested in this sort of thing, you might try
contacting the closest branch of the Centers for Disease
Control in your area, or even the laboratory of a local
hospital. You might also look into other organisms which
produce dead tissue around the site of infection, such
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