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What are the symptoms of flesh-eating bacteria?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of flesh-eating bacteria include worsening swelling and pain, redness at the place of infection, and fever. In the space of an hour, your red injury may progress to from bronze or purple to black and oozing, which signifies the death of the tissue. You'll feel very ill: feverish, sweaty, chilled, dizzy, weak, and nauseated. You should contact your doctor immediately if you notice these symptoms.

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