Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bobby Vaughn the THIRD victim of deadly flesh-eating bacteria in critical condition after doctors remove two POUNDS of tissue

A third victim is recovering from a flesh-eating bacteria in a strange surge in the rare condition after a Georgia student lost her leg, a foot and both her hands and a new mother of twins was left fighting for her life.

Bobby Vaughn, 32, has lost two pounds of flesh from his groin and back after he caught the aggressive bug when he got a cut on his side after falling out of a tree in Georgia.

Aimee Copeland's fight against the condition has risen to national attention after the 24-year-old student caught it after cutting herself on a homemade zip-slide into Georgia's Little Tallapoosa River at the beginning of this month.

Lana Kuykendall, 36, contracted the condition in South Carolina just hours after giving birth to twins on May 11.

Mr Vaughn is currently being treated at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, the same place where Miss Copeland is still fighting for her life after doctors were forced to amputate one of her legs, one of her feet and both her hands.

Miss Copeland, 24, became infected after she received a cut after falling from a homemade zip-line into the river east of Atlanta. Read More