Introduction by Aimee Copeland, NF Survivor
“Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria” underscores the devastating impact of necrotizing fasciitis and the human tragedies and triumphs that result. I recommend this book to colleagues and patients alike as a highly accurate and accessible source of valuable information about this deadly infection.”
Developer of group A strep vaccine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Harrowing headlines in the international media of the so-called flesh-eating bacteria strike fear in millions, especially when it attacks healthy, vibrant people like Aimee Copeland, who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after she contracted the disease from a fall from a zip line. But despite the public’s fascination with this horrific infection, most people do not know the facts. Known in the medical community as necrotizing fasciitis or NF, the flesh-eating bacteria is often caused by the same bacterium that causes strep throat. Once set loose in the body, NF rapidly destroys tissue – sometimes at the rate of an inch per hour.
NF is the perfect storm of medical emergencies – surreptitious symptoms that mask themselves like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with excruciating pain as the toxic bacteria tear lightning fast through the subcutaneous tissues, destroying everything in its wake. Amputation of limbs or death is common – sometimes overnight. And no one is safe. Everyone is at risk from newborns to the elderly. What’s more, NF is being caused increasingly by bacteria abundant in warm ocean waters, a microscopic monster called Vibrio Vulnificus, as well as by MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant threat that kills nearly 20,000 every year in the U.S. alone, and which has world leaders extremely alarmed.
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Highlights of "Surviving the Flesh-eating Bacteria" 2nd Edition
Read the heartwarming introduction written by Aimee Copeland as she shares her personal thoughts regarding her near fatal bout with NF which forced the amputation of both hands, her left leg, and right foot. We promise it will transform you.
A colossal natural disaster is causing flesh-eating disease
Learn why the unprecedented disaster has caused the unthinkable - rampant flesh-eating bacteria threatening one of our most treasured resources, the Gulf of Mexico - information you need to know before you set foot in the water...or even on the beaches.
Emerging treatment that may just be the BREAKTHROUGH.
Read all about the most incredible advancement in the history of battling flesh-eating disease. A simple secret unlocked by a pioneering surgeon whose kindness and passion for saving NF patients are leading the way and saving lives all over the world.
Much, much more!
The authors share recent research into flesh-eating disease, comprensive symptoms, manifestation, treatment, and after affects, survivor stories, vaccines and drugs navigating the FDA approval process, and much, much more.
Jacqueline A. Roemmele and Donna Batdorff are the co-founders and executive directors of the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundaion (NNFF). They both survived battles with necrotizing fasciitis and in the two decades since, have worked tirelessly through NNFF to educate both medical professionals and the public regarding the cardinal symptoms and manifestation of NF so that it can be diagnosed sooner, thus saving lives and limbs. In this second edition of Surviving the Flesh-Eating Bacteria, they explain in clear, non-technical language the facts about necrotizing fasciitis and its symptoms, how it can be contracted, how it is diagnosed (and often misdiagnosed), and how it is treated.
Also included are strategies for prevention, practical coping tips, personal stories from those affected by NF, and the very latest in emerging therapies – including a breakthrough treatment that is saving lives all over the world. Contributed to by medical researchers, surgeons, and physicians who have dedicated their lives to fighting back against this deadly disease.