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Phuket warning issued as man fights to save leg from flesh-eating bacteria

Hospital room in Thailand

Hospital room in Thailand. Photo: Mattes / Wikimedia Commons.




PHUKET: Doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital have warned people to seek urgent medical attention if wounds from an animal, including pets, fail to heal after a man nearly had a leg amputated from a cat scratch.

The man, 63-year-old Veera Panthip, contracted the flesh-eating bacteria necrotizing fasciitis, which continued to spread, Hospital Director Dr Chalermpong Sukonthapon held a press conference yesterday (Jan 23).

Full story: thephuketnews.com

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