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Saturday, July 21, 2018

New Jersey dad infected with flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing to lose fingers, some toes

A New Jersey father who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing at Matt’s Landing in Maurice River in early July will reportedly need to have his fingers and some toes amputated in order to prevent the spread of infection — and his family hopes the loss of body parts ends there.

Angel Perez, 60, has remained in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, ever since he started experiencing symptoms after his July 2 crabbing trip. A day after being on the water, Perez noticed his skin was blistering and all four limbs had begun to swell and change color.

Doctors believe Vibrio bacteria, which is often found in warmer waters where the river meets the sea, is behind the aggressive infection. And it's even more dangerous for Perez, who has a weakened immune system due to Parkinson’s disease.

So far, both Perez and his family have been staying positive.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend and ex brother-in-law got an infection near here wading in water and doctors want to take his leg. I will not go in the water again, no matter what. It's just not worth it.