Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at southern border

Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at southern border
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U.S. Border Patrol agents say a man among hundreds of migrants detained in New Mexico in recent days has been diagnosed as having been infected with flesh-eating bacteria.

The man was transported to a hospital after telling an agent that he had a growing rash on his leg.

Officials said in a statement Friday the unidentified migrant will require extensive treatment.

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Flesh-eating bacteria is a rare condition called necrotizing fasciitis that spreads quickly and can be fatal.

The bacteria usually gets into the body through a minor cut or scrape and can cause a serious infection that can destroy muscle, skin and other tissue.

Sometimes surgery is needed to remove the infected area.

It’s rare for the infection to spread to other people.

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