New Orleans Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Fishing

FOX NEWS — While fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in mid-May, a New Orleans woman contracted flesh-eating bacteria. Now, health officials are issuing a word of caution for those going to the beach off the coast of Louisiana.

Kelly Kohen Blomberg was beach surf fishing when she stepped into the mouth of a fish on May 12, WDSU reported.

Blomberg cleaned the two small scratches, went to the hospital the next day and started taking antibiotics.

“A week later, my foot was still huge and I’m starting to have dead tissue around my foot so I’m just worried,” she told WDSU.

The scratches became a deep, wide wound, and she required surgery to remove dead tissue and receive a skin graft.

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