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I want to know what flesh eating bacteria is...and what are some flesh eating bacteria??? What do they do and what are there habits and basically eveything you need to know about it...please answer since i need it for a project



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You can get this information from many websites. Try the CDC website (www.cdc.gov) or the American Society for Microbiology (asm.org). Or do a search for flesheating bacteria. There should be tons of info. Basically though, it is called Streptococcus pyogenes the same kind of bacteria that causes strep throat but a viscious strain. It is very rare or many people would have it. It usually gets into the body through a wound somewhere, that can be very small by the way. It secretes a toxin that is called necrotoxin and "eats" the skin away. The condition it causes is called necrotizing fasciitis. Good luck on your project.

Van Hoeck



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