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FOURTH Flesh Eating Victim Goes Through Amputation

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WHAT IS GOING ON??

Should we be more panicked?

A fourth victim of flesh eating bacteria in Georgia has just had to have his leg amputated. He had sustained a cut in the water of a lake behind his house as he tried to fix his dock.

Doctors claim that these cases are not related, but we mean, come on!

Here's what the newest victim's son had to say:

'It was a very small cut. Matter of fact he just bandaged it up and then went and played golf for the next couple of days.'

On the fourth day, however, it began to swell. They immediately went to the hospital.

This is SO scary, but it's so rare in all reality that these coincidences are actually starting to warrant unnecessary panic.

Don't worry, guys, chances are in your favor that you WON'T get this!

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Another Flesh Eating Case In The Same Hospital As Aimee Copeland

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Is this all just some sort of weird coincidence that so many cases of necrotizing fasciitis are popping up in the past few weeks? Or is there something happening where this flesh eating ailment is becoming LESS rare??

Another case of the flesh eating bacteria has surfaced — and the new patient is in the room next to Aimee Copeland.

Talk about coincidence.

Robert Vaughan caught his case when he accidentally cut his leg a little bit while gardening. He began dry heaving and throwing up, and had a backache and weakness. He could barely move and the wound swelled to the size of a grapefruit.

So far, Robert has had to go through six surgeries. Luckily for him, they have NOT been amputations — unlike Aimee's case.

He has had two pounds of flesh removed, though, and has endured painful skin grafts. He's staying positive regardless, which is so important!

And speaking of staying positive, as far as Aimee is going, we hear she's breathing completely on her own… and cracking jokes!

We hope everyone continues to get better!

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Cocaine Laced With Veterinary Drug Eats Flesh

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Cocaine Laced With Veterinary Drug Eats Flesh

White dust under the nose is no longer the only sign that someone’s a cocaine user — they might be losing flesh.

Cocaine cut with a veterinary drug called levamisole is thought to be the cause of a flesh-eating disease in NY and LA.

The drug is used to deworm cattle, pigs, and sheep, and when it’s ingested by humans it can rot the skin off of noses, ears, and cheeks.

"It's probably quite a big problem, and we just don't know yet how big a problem it really is," said Dr. Noah Craft, a dermatologist with Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.

Experts say that while NY and LA have been the epicenters of it so far, the tainted cocaine could be spreading throughout the US.

A report that came out in April of this year revealed that 82% of seized cocaine contained levamisole.

If you needed another reason to not use/quit cocaine, this is it!

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