A man who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in New Jersey could lose all of his limbs. Mere hours after Angel Perez of Millville finished his crabbing expedition in the Maurice River, his arms and legs were in severe pain.
Perez’s limbs began to balloon up in conjunction with the pain. According to reports by NJ.com, Perez’s daughter stated that her father had been infected with Vibrio necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria that can be contracted in the summer months from salty water. Vibrio is found in brackish and seawater, especially during the hot summer months.
If Perez, who is currently in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in critical condition at the hospital fails to respond to antibiotics, amputation of his limbs may the only hope doctors have of saving his life. The infection has spread to all four limbs making amputation of all four a real possibility. Perez’s family is now warning others of the debilitating bacterial infection and how to remain unscathed.
The New Jersey Health Department stated if anyone has open cuts or scrapes, it’s best to stay out of all brackish water. Brackish water is water that has more salinity than freshwater but is not as salty as sea water. It is often found where freshwater meets the sea. Health officials also want to warn anyone with liver disease or a weakened immune system. Should you have a liver condition or a weak immune system, you should also avoid eating raw shellfish because the bacteria can be spread easily through food.
Antibiotic resistance can be a potentially deadly issue facing humanity at this time. Bacteria have begun to evolve beyond the efficacy of modern antibiotics making infections all the more deadly.
The genetic building blocks for antibiotic resistance intermingle freely in the pipes connected to the hospital rooms of those who are sick with viruses and bacterial infections, according to a studypublished in the journal mBio. That DNA can give superbugs the power to defeat modern medicines and threaten the lives of other patients.
In a new study, published by The American Society for Microbiology, scientists determined that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are bred in the plumbing of hospitals. The study, titled Genomic Analysis of Hospital Plumbing Reveals Diverse Reservoir of Bacterial Plasmids Conferring Carbapenem Resistance found that even when hospitals themselves are impeccably clean of infectious bacteria and viruses, the pipes that carry away those micro-organisms are not. –Ready Nutrition
The best way to stay healthy is to obviously prevent the body from becoming infected. Another way to stay safe and prepare the body is also simple. Don’t let the body become antibiotic resistant by overusing antibiotics. Don’t take an antibiotic for a viral infection, such as the cold or the flu. Humans are speeding up the process of transforming all bacteria into drug-resistant superbugs by overusing antibiotics. Today, it is estimated that in half of all cases, antibiotics are prescribed for conditions caused by viruses, where they do literally no good.
You can also do more to prevent infections in the first place by ensuring your hands, instruments, and environment are clean. And stay out of brackish water or filthy water.
Traditionally “unclean” animals have eaten rotten flesh, as a normal part of their diet, and spread the germs of decomposition.
Well that sucks. I hope he starts responding to the antibiotics.
I thought for sure this was an incident in fresh water before reading on. A week ago had red spots appear on my upper legs then spreading to my lower legs. I thought an allergic reaction so I drove to VA emergency room to have it checked out. The place was full of people hacking and looking sick as sick dogs. I decided no way worth sitting there for hours waiting to be seen and left. Thank you body defenses as the spots are fading. I hope that guy saves his limbs.
crabs and crayfish (Mudbugs) eat dead rotting flesh any place they thrive is a bacterial laden area. catfish and carp are carrion eaters also. about the same as eating a buzzard.
Incl oysters (not sure about clams) and all types shrimp I don’t eat anything from the filthy gulf of Mex. either like decades back. Several swimmers in the gulf got a super bacteria, one died in recent years. Raw sewage is an issue also. Ten yrs ago, a co worker died from e-coli from eating seafood from Gulf Shores.
Get the book “CURING THE INCURABLE” and be totally blown away with their theory.
Could you please note the author? A search revealed several books by various authors.
Rotting flesh is NOT the choice of crab. Clams and various other slow moving LIVE critters IS.
Dead flesh is a last resort and they won’t eat it if it is too rotten.
When commercial crabbing we used fresh frozen clam and squid in our bait jars…. NOT rotten flesh…..
What is the natural host of flesh eating bacteria, and how was it encountered, here.
What if this story is telling you something mundane.
Joyzy is a cesspool anyway. Feel bad for him though.
This is why the Bible teaches not to eat Pig or anything in the ocean without gills.
I am a sinner.
Garlic helps to kill bacteria. Add raw garlic to your food just before serving.
Italians are smart. The popularity of garlic in Italian food is its medicinal quality. People think Italians are a Country of Obese people because of Hollywood. Actually, they are healthy and among the most long lived people on earth. The diet is mostly vegetables and fishing is abundant.
Let your food be your medicine.
Residents there already lose an arm and leg to taxes.
B from CA, the permissionable fish are those that have fins and scales. Fish need gills to breathe.
The Vineland ,Bridgeton, Millville area , has been done to what the brown plague does best, turned into a third world shit hole. Puerto Ricans ,Blacks with the help of Jews. And let us not forget, stupid women. Christopher Cantwell ,Radical Agenda. Is one of the smartest men on this planet. Listen to yesterday’s interview. And get smartened up.
I know someone who got “finned” while fishing and a very serious bacterial infection set in and he lost his arm. You should always take infection seriously especially under primitive conditions and particularly under disaster conditions in which starting fires and having hot water are time consuming and medicines are limited.
Believe it or not, after a tooth is extracted, a patient can get “dry sockets” in which food debris can get embedded in the wound site and the infection can travel up up cranial nerve five or seven and create a brain infection! This is why with infection potential you irrigate the wound site with sterile water to ensure you got all the debris out.
Strep and Staph bacteria live on the skin. The epidermis dries out in the upper layers to act as armor but if that is broken then the bacteria can infect so badly that “degloving” can occur which can kill the patient as an overwhelming persistent infection takes hold and septicemia ie blood poisoning spreads. You mark the blood vessels with a felt tip pen to see if it is spreading.
Under survival conditions where soap is limited, boils and carbuncles can easily form and must be lanced in general as dead decaying white blood cells form pus that is trapped.
If by yourself, and the wound was on your foot, in a very short amount of time, you might have limited mobility and unable to collect firewood and water without making it worse.
This is why you have to learn first aid, have backup supplies, know herbal medicine like common plantain or solomon’s seal, or else you are totally screwed. Don’t overestimate your abilities but educate yourself and prepare.
Crayfish/crawdads/mudbugs are a very useful survival food. Only a fool would ignore them as a resource that others will fail to collect. You make a pocket where some offal is placed and the particulates will be detected by crawdads who will crawl in and then get stuck and can’t get out.
Then you desand them so they purge, plus clean out their “sand vein” much like cleaning shrimp.
There are not endless amounts of squirrel and rabbits and you will be eating slugs when desperate as well as grasshoppers and even common wood lice ie roly poly bugs which impart a shrimp flavor to a sauce.
Slugs have commonly been eaten during disasters but they are not pleasant to eat or even safe to eat in abundance as they almost always have parasites and eat poisonous mushrooms on occasion. Crawdads are fine eatin’ as any Cajun knows.
Carp is an unpleasant fish to eat UNLESS you smoke it. They can get huge and must not be ignored as a way to help your family survive as most will turn up their noses to it. They and catfish are attracted to smashed peas and corn. The food particulates make them wildly hungry and is a valid way to lure them in. In general, any fish loves the particulates from peas and they are frequently used when snorkling.
Many preppers have stored dried peas and corn anyway, so you could soak it and put it in a bag as a lure.
Survival is about eating all the wild edibles that 99% of the people will fail to eat out of ignorance or disgust. That includes frog giggin’ and catfish noodlin’ and turtle wrasslin’. Be careful of snappers as they are mean old cusses and when large they taste muddy. They will take your fingers clean off so be careful. You can get a sizable chuck of meat off a turtle. Don’t take too many frogs from one location or else next year there won’t be any.
The Turtleman of Kentucky. Take a look at how much food is in a single pond and lakes have lots of them.
Actually, most of the diet restrictions were lifted in the Acts in the New Testament.
9On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
And in survival situations, I ate all manner of “creeping things” the kinds that “would make billygoats puke” to quote Rambo First Blood.
And you likewise will eat them, after proper cooking, to save your life.
What does Jesus Christ say regarding this issue?
17And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? 20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Everything that you eat cannot defile a man as it enters into digestion and is eliminated. It doesn’t enter your heart.
Likewise in Timothy.
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
1 Timothy 4:1-5
Vegetarian and vegan diets are NOT Christian. Every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused if received with thanksgiving.
Trust me. After happening up some snails, wood lice, white clover blossoms, plantain seed, dandelions, violets, acorns, maple sap, grasshoppers, crawdads, turtles, carp, catfish, mussels, etc then you will gobble them up after cooking them properly.
Anything can be surface cleaned with a mild lye solution of a pinch of wood ash in water. You also can soak pine needles in water and rinse with that followed by lots of boiled water. This also kills germs.
Have a care doing this with potentially pregnant women as pine needle tea can cause a spontaneous miscarriage. Lots of books FAIL to mention this as old wilderness guides were largely written for men. Ladies who might be pregnant should drink raspberry leaf tea instead.
Many wild edibles like very fresh cattail pollen has many magnitudes more Vitamin C than oranges.
Your biggest nutritional worry will be adequate calcium intake for your growing children, your potentially pregnant wife, and yourself due to exertion and bone remodeling. While there are many small ways of getting calcium, the amounts are low, and so you either eat platefuls of meadow greens or bone broth by cooking down small game and fish head soup and their bones.