TX woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria from oysters; friends, family speak out

TX woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria from oysters; friends, family speak out

LeBlanc encountered both on the trip, KLFY reported.

A 55-year-old Texas woman is dead after contracting a flesh-eating disease from raw oysters she ate on a trip to Louisiana.

Jeanette LeBlanc became ill after going crabbing with friends and family on the Louisiana coast and then eating raw oysters that she and a friend picked up at a market in Westwego, KLFY reports.

The experience didn't do down too well, with Bowers saying it appeared as her pal was having an allergic reaction.

"An allergic reaction of sorts, that's what I would call it". Her conditioned worsened from there, according to KLFY.

Doctors diagnosed LeBlanc with vibriosis.

Report claims AT&T will not sell Huawei phones after all
Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone brands in China and indeed the world, coming in just behind names like Samsung and Apple. Huawei will still hold a press event Wednesday at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

"It's a flesh-eating bacteria", Bergquist told the station.

LeBlanc reportedly developed "severe wounds" on her legs, and doctors informed her that she had a bacterial infection known as vibriosis.

LeBlanc spent 21 days in the hospital.

Most vibriosis infections are unpleasant but resolve within a few days. About 80% of those infections occur between May and October, when water is particularly warm - ideal for colonies of bacteria to grow and thrive.

LeBlanc was unable to overcome the infection, and died on October 15, 2017.

Karen added: "I can't even imagine going through that for 21 days. Most people don't last", said Bowers said.

Nokia 6 (2018) receives Android Oreo update and Google Play support
Notably, Nokia 8 is the only smartphone from HMD Global that has already received stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo here. But the device does not feature the full-screen design with 18:9 aspect ratio screen as seen in the recent launches.

Bowers and LeBlanc's wife, Vickie Bergquist, are working to keep others from suffering a similar fate.

Her partner, Vicki Bergquist, is now trying to raise awareness about Vibrio through kify.com.

"It we had known that the risk was so high, I think she would've stopped eating oysters", Bergquist said. Cases where people have caught it from the ocean have been infected with saltwater containing a Vibrio species. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a page on their website devoted to myths associated with raw oysters and the vibrio bacteria that can be contracted as a result.

It causes vibriosis, which can be fatal in people with a weakened immune system. But it rapidly became apparent that something more serious was developing.

While flesh eating bacteria infection is rare, a study via HealthLink BC asserts the disease kills one in four people who contract it.

CFL team offers contract to Manziel
For the first time in over two years, a return to pro football for the 2012 Heisman Trophy victor seems possible. Now that the offer has been made, that window to sign Manziel to a CFL contract extends to one year.

Related News:



Most liked

Monster Hunter World Release Date, Trailer, News, and More
Monster Hunter: World launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a few weeks on January 26, 2018. Due sometime "Fall 2018" this equates to a late 2018 release for PC players - which is a shame.

Juventus Plan To Pounce If Manchester United Can't Close Mesut Ozil Deal
Arsenal are expected to lose Alexis Sanchez in the same period, with many reports saying he is close to a move to Manchester City this week.

Weather could work against Eagles vs. Falcons
Against the Rams in the Wild Card round, the Falcons held the NFL's top scoring offense to 13 points. The Eagles still won two of their last three games with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback.

MLK celebration and march set in Elkins
Monday, Jan. 15, at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. The theme will be Survival of Civil Rights (how far we have come).

Macron Intends to Give Chinese President Horse as State Gift - Beijing
China has praised Macron's decision to make it the first Asian nation he visits. If they are roads, they can not be one-way", he said.

Great opportunities for India-ASEAN collaboration: Singapore minister
Swaraj is on the last leg of her first visit of the year 2018 to three South East Asian countries - Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

40 killed in Syria Idlib air strikes
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, put the death toll at 34, including 19 civilians. The Syrian Civil Defence reported that more than 40 people were injured during the raid on Hammuriyeh alone.

Two clubs make contact with West Brom over Jonny Evans transfer
How Pardew spends the income from the sale of Evans will ultimately determine their hopes of survival come May. The Northern Ireland worldwide has been linked with a move to a top-six club since the summer transfer window.

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 packs phone stabilization for $129
The Osmo Mobile 2 can also double up as a powerbank for your smartphone as it comes with a full-sized USB port for charging. Starting in February it will also be available at store.dji.com , DJI Flagship Stores, and DJI Authorized Retailers.

Andy Murray out until after French Open following right hip surgery
He has not played competitively since Wimbledon previous year after first feeling pain in his hips at the French Open. I'm feeling really positive and looking forward to starting rehab.

Nicole Kidman Just Gave The Most Moving Golden Globes Speech
Nicole continued to gush: 'My achievements are her [Janelle's] achievements. "Let's keep the conversation alive". My mama was an advocate for the women's movement when I was growing up".

CAT 2017 result out; two women, three engineers among toppers
Common Admission Test ( CAT 2017 ) entrance exam results, now the most awaited result for the business and management students. This is all about latest news of CAT 2017 Result Site, cdn.digialm.com Login, iimcat.ac.in Score Card.

Theresa May reshuffles cabinet, party announces wrong person to senior position
Lewis has served as Minister of State for Immigration since June 2017, and was elected as MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010. Changes to the junior ministry will take place on Tuesday, London time.

'Our Cartoon President' Trailer: Stephen Colbert Targets Toon Trump in Series
Colbert has been enjoying the surge of interest that the frenetic Trump presidency has brought to late night comedy. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members.

LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team
He ain't connecting with them anymore. "You can look at every player, he's not connecting with not one player". The Lakers - who played the worst defense in the league during their losing streak - finally put it together.