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Man ‘fighting for his life’ after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on kayaking trip
By Amanda Woods
July 16, 2019 | 2:43pm

An Alabama man is “fighting for his life” because of a flesh-eating bacteria infection he contracted during a weekend kayaking trip — according to his wife, who shared gruesome photos on social media to warn others about the rare disease.

Ricky Rutherford and his wife, Cassey, of Waterloo — along with their family and friends — went kayaking at Second Creek on July 6, WAFF 48 reported.

Two days later, Ricky went to work and came home with a 103-degree temperature and cramping in his legs, according to the station. ...

Ricky went into surgery Friday, and doctors cleaned out a 5-by-6-inch chunk of his leg, Cassey said.

By Monday, cultures confirmed that flesh-eating bacteria — or necrotizing fasciitis — was to blame.  ...
Story (and photo - eww) at NY Post


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