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Just Like Horror Movie! Man Dies Four Days After Exposure to Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The bacteria is called Vibrio vulnificus, the same bacteria that infected 57 in Ocean City in 2013.

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The Vibrio vulnificus is seen in this handout from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. VOA
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October 27, 2016: In a story that could come straight from a horror movie, an Arizona man has died four days after developing a flesh-eating bacteria infection.

According to DelmarvaNow, Michael Funk began to feel ill on Sept. 11 in his Ocean City, Maryland, condo. He had been cleaning crab pots.

After being transported to a local hospital, surgeons removed a portion of infected skin from his leg. He was later sent to a shock trauma hospital in Baltimore where his leg was amputated.

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“It was very fast moving,” his widow, Marcia Funk, told DelmarvaNow. “He was in so much pain.”

The amputation failed to arrest the spread of the bacteria and Funk died on September 15.

The bacteria in question is called Vibrio vulnificus, the same bacteria that infected 57 in Ocean City in 2013.

The bacteria thrives in warm, brackish water with low levels of salinity. It can also be found in raw or undercooked seafood. The bacteria reportedly infected Funk though cuts according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Roughly 80,000 people contract the virus annually, according to The Washington Post.

“The bacterium can invade the bloodstream, causing a severe and life-threatening illness with symptoms like fever, chills, decreased blood pressure (septic shock) and blistering skin lesions,” according to the Florida Department of Health’s vibriosis page. “Aggressive attention should be given to the wound site; for patients with wound infections, amputation of the infected limb is sometimes necessary.”

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Officials from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are investigating Funk’s death, but have yet to issue an advisory. (VOA)

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Know What Supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee Has to Say about Hair Styling During Monsoon Weather and More

Worrying that the rainy season will ruin your hair? Read what supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee has to say!

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Balancing between the delicate care that hair needs and sporting a trendy hairstyle can be challenging during monsoons. Pixabay

August 21, 2017: Falling asleep to the sound of raindrops and waking up to watch them trickle down your car window; long drives in the monsoon surely are magical. But once you’re out of the car, the same monsoon turns into a nightmare for your beautiful tresses. To survive these monsoon blues, supermodel Noyonika Chatterjee gives primary importance to the true texture of her hair and asserts that that should be of primary importance when styling them during the rainy season.

Monsoon weather is synonymous with lots of frizz, hair fall and dandruff. The monsoon also brings with it dullness to your hair.

“It’s very important to keep the true texture of your hair in mind when styling your hair in the monsoon, as maintenance during this period is tough” believes Noyonika. According to her, the best way to manage hair during this time of the year is to use products that suit one’s hair texture. “I use a bit of extra conditioner, or use a leave-in conditioner, to keep the frizz at bay,” she added.

Also Read: Are you Traveling in Monsoon? Follow these Tips to look Stylish!

Noyonika started modelling at the age of 13. With her unconventional looks, she rode high in the modelling industry for a considerable time, with many people identifying her as the Naomi Campbell of India. More recently, she got associated with luxury hair styling brand TIGI as an image consultant to train and impart soft skills to candidates of TIGI Backstage Heroes platform. “Grooming in any job and industry is necessary. But in a field like hair styling, it holds even greater importance,” she said.

Asserting the principle of ‘By Hairdressers; For Hairdressers’, TIGI is a luxury hair care and styling brand which recently expanded their curriculum to help budding hair stylists finesse their personalities, and brought Noyonika on board to impart soft skills knowledge and help the candidates develop the right attitude and confidence that is needed to emerge as winners in the industry.

“If a hairstylist is well groomed, polite and a good conversationalist, it evokes confidence in the client,” said the former supermodel who realized the importance of grooming very early in her career. She believes it is a hairstylist’s job to sell a hairstyle, and that requires a combination of skills and talents.

Extending her support to TIGI’s unique approach of bringing the real heroes working backstage to the front, she believes competitions not only establish hair styling as a justifiable career but also help develop, expand and promote the hair industry in India.

According to the report by ANI, Noyonika swears by TIGI products and calls herself a fan of the brand. “It is always great to associate with a product you truly enjoy,” she said.


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