A man from Ohio addresses himself after he was infected with a rare carnivorous bacterium during a family visit to Florida.
Barry Briggs said the left foot was swelling and black blisters started and it seems to take off quickly, one inch per hour passed over my leg, "he said.
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Briggs said he was visiting his brother-in-law, they were on their way to Weldon Island in the bay last month.
After this boating, his foot swelled, but he still could fly to Ohio before he was hospitalized.
Fortunately, the doctors were able to save his foot 19659002] "I am incredibly fortunate to have all my toes, to have my foot and to be alive," he said.
Briggs was diagnosed with strep necrotizing fasciitis It usually occurs through a small wound.
It is a rare infection that lives up to its nickname, eating away your skin.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was in the United States States annually 700 to 1