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5:41 AM July 11, 2018

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5:41 AM July 11, 2018

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Took The Life of an Inmate From Manila City Jail

An inmate from Manila City Jail had died after inflicted by a flesh-eating bacteria prompting the medical personnel of MCJ to monitor the inmates.

Manila City Jail (MCJ) is now on alert and closely monitoring the inmates suffering from different types of illness in a 24-hour cycle after an inmate died last Sunday (July 08, 2018).

The inmate identified as Gerry Baluran has been inflicted with the flesh-eating bacteria, which leads to his death.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Baluran has been arrested for illegal gambling last June 13, 2018, and detained at the Manila Police District Station 9 before the court ordered to transfer him at Manila City Jail.

MCJ’s medical personnel revealed that the victim was already infected by the bacteria before he was transferred.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Necrotizing fasciitis or popularly known as the flesh-eating disease is an infection that spreads rapidly all over the body resulting in the death of the body’s soft tissue.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Victims usually suffer from symptoms such as fever, vomiting, severe pain, and red or purple skin in the affected areas.

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