Fasciitis Informative Speech

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Today, I am going to be talking about a very rare, and very deadly infection, called Necrotizing fasciitis. How many of you have heard of this deadly infection? Ok, I will give you a hint, it spreads extremely fast and is known to literally eat flesh. No one? Ok, I will give the name it is most commonly associated with, flesh eating bacteria syndrome. This name is, in fact, an inappropriate name for the infection, since the bacteria does not actually “eat” the tissue, it destroys it by releasing toxins. The bacterias that most commonly causes this disease are group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium perfringens. These bacterias come in through the skin and infect surrounding tissue. People who are immunocompromised, such as cancer and diabetes sufferers, have greater risks of getting flesh eating bacteria.…show more content…
The most common way of contracting flesh eating bacteria is by having an open wound in dirty or contaminated water. Now this is not the only way to contract it. In fact, there are many ways you can get it, such as, eating uncooked contaminated meats, sharing/using dirty needles, open wound injuries from crabs, shellfish, and other sea creatures, and many more ways. As you can see the possibilities of contracting Necrotizing fasciitis are endless. Truthfully, the chance of you actually getting the infection is very small, as there are only around 500 cases in the US per

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