Girl who survived flesh-eating illness: It seemed like my leg ‘was rotting off’


A lady in Florida on Tuesday recalled how she almost died after contracting a flesh-eating illness whereas scalloping off the Gulf Coast.

Patty Born, from Santa Rosa County, Florida, advised WEAR-TV that she’s grateful to be alive after contracting the flesh-eating an infection in 2015 whereas catching scallops within the water.

“I imply to take a look at your leg. It seemed prefer it was rotting off,” she stated.

“It’s scary. I haven’t been again within the water.”

The lady stated she was getting back from a day on the seashore when one thing went critically mistaken.

“As we headed house my leg began getting actual sizzling and it simply felt bizarre,” she stated. “I couldn’t cease it, then I began feeling nauseated and sizzling.”

Hours later, she was taken to the hospital and recognized her with sepsis and the uncommon an infection necrotizing fasciitis.

Born is telling her story to emphasise the severity of the sickness after latest incidents of individuals contracting the flesh-eating illness.

“They advised my husband to name my household. They didn’t count on for me to make it from what I’m advised,” Born stated concerning the incident.

The community stated Florida Division of Well being in Okaloosa County is investigating the case.