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Florida woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after visiting popular beach

Lynn with her grandchildren on the day she cut her leg. Source FacebookMore Lynn with her grandchildren on the day she cut her leg. Source FacebookMore
Anna Jefferson | 02 July, 2019, 05:52

"Maybe if she was diagnosed a little earlier, you know, maybe we'd be sitting here talking to my mom without a leg, but you know, with a life", Wade Fleming said.

A life in Florida had always been the dream of Carolyn "Lynn" Fleming, who was originally from Pittsburgh but was most recently a resident of Ellenton, Florida. "We're not telling people not to go the beach, just to be educated", he said.

The Ellenton woman became infected with this deadly bacteria after scraping her leg while walking along Coquina Beach on June 10.

The 77-year-old mother stumbled and fell into the water on Coquina Beach while her family was visiting from Pittsburgh.

Wade Fleming used to consider saltwater good medicine for cuts and other skin irritations, but not anymore.

The preliminary prevention to any infection is to make sure to clean any wound completely with soap and water and use a bandage to cover it up.

Her son gave it one more cleaning the next day, put on a a bandage from the first aid kit in his vehicle and had to get back on the road to Pittsburgh. As the weekend progressed, the severity of her wound escalated.

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Two days later, Fleming paid a visit to the doctor, who gave her a tetanus shot and prescribed her antibiotics.

Her left shin was black by June 17. They called an ambulance. "Her entire body is septic", Traci Fleming wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post chronicling her mother-in-law's condition. "Unfortunately, it's a place that took her life by freak accident". After a grim battle, she died on Thursday.

He said the beach was "the place she loved". "They can be treated", said Wade. The CDC says one in three people who contract the flesh-eating bacteria will die.

The infection is often contracted in bodies of water and can be caused by a variety of bacteria (Vibrio vulnificus and Group A Strep, for example).

People also can get necrotizing fasciitis after an injury that does not break the skin (blunt trauma), according to the CDC. The bacteria thrives in water that stays above 55 degrees year-round.

"I am going look at this aggressively", he said, adding that he is also concerned about his lifeguard staff, who "get banged up" as part of the job and could be vulnerable to the bacteria.

Treatment can include surgery, including amputation, and antibiotics. "They warn people about jellyfish, and I've never heard of people dying from those". "She loved the ocean and she loved walking on the beach", Traci said. "We don't ever want anyone else to have this kind of phone call with this kind of news about their family member".

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