Texas man & # 39; skinned like a deer & # 39; by carnivorous bacteria that killed him after a fishing trip

Texas man & # 39; skinned like a deer & # 39; by carnivorous bacteria that slowly killed him two weeks after fishing trip

  • Jerry Sebek, 78, did not enter the water, had no open wounds
  • He had no health problems that would weaken his immune system
  • And yet he caught the bacteria during a fishing trip in Turtle Bay
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A 78-year-old man from Texas died after a two-week harassing fight against carnivorous bacteria that he went on a fishing trip last month.

Jerry Sebek, from San Marcos, did not get into the water, had no open wounds, and had no health problems that would weaken his immune system.

And yet, hours after his return from Turtle Bay on June 13, he went mad, vomited and struggled to breathe.

His daughter Kim took him to a clinic, where doctors said it looked like heat stroke.

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But the next morning he was taken to the hospital, where he tested positive for vibrio, an aggressive type of bacteria that eats muscle and tissue.

His right arm, where the infection started, was & # 39; skinned like a deer & # 39 ;, Kim said SanAntonio.com.

Jerry Sebek died at the end of June, two weeks after a fishing trip in Turtle Bay

Jerry Sebek died at the end of June, two weeks after a fishing trip in Turtle Bay

The father of San Marcos did not get into the water, had no open wounds and had no health problems that would weaken his immune system

The father of San Marcos did not get into the water, had no open wounds and had no health problems that would weaken his immune system

The father of San Marcos did not get into the water, had no open wounds and had no health problems that would weaken his immune system

Although he amputated his arm and leg and put him in a medically induced coma, doctors could not beat the infection.

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& # 39; I'm still a little shocked and disbelieved, & # 39; Kim said to the site.

& # 39; Dad was a great family man who loved hunting and fishing and did things in the water. & # 39;

She added: & # 39; We have been coming here for years [to Turtle Bay] and this is just an unfortunate event. & # 39;

Carnivorous bacteria are not new in the US, but cases are becoming more frequent – especially in the South – as the temperature rises, making the water more hospitable to vibrio and to necrotizing fasciitis, the carnivorous bacterium turning into vibrio.

And it could also extend to the northeast.

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A study published last month by the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the Cooper University Hospital showed a sharp increase in cases of vibrio diagnosed in Delaware and New Jersey, which were historically too cold to accommodate the bacteria.

Kim Sebek, his daughter, said: & # 39; Dad was a great family man who loved hunting and fishing and doing things in the water & # 39;

Kim Sebek, his daughter, said: & # 39; Dad was a great family man who loved hunting and fishing and doing things in the water & # 39;

Kim Sebek, his daughter, said: & # 39; Dad was a great family man who loved hunting and fishing and doing things in the water & # 39;

Although he amputated his arm and leg and put him in a medically induced coma, doctors could not beat the infection

Although he amputated his arm and leg and put him in a medically induced coma, doctors could not beat the infection

Although he amputated his arm and leg and put him in a medically induced coma, doctors could not beat the infection

Although he amputated his arm and leg and put him in a medically induced coma, doctors could not beat the infection

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Although he amputated his arm and leg and put him in a medically induced coma, doctors could not beat the infection

The family had been coming to Turtle Bay for years to fish without any problems

The family had been coming to Turtle Bay for years to fish without any problems

The family had been coming to Turtle Bay for years to fish without any problems

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