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This bacteria is strange, it is eating people’s flesh from inside, 77 people have died so far, keep a close eye on these 5 symptoms


new virus in japan: Nearly 1,000 cases of a deadly infection have been reported in Japan. The disease is known as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) or ‘flesh-eating bacteria’. It is spreading rapidly in Japan and can cause death in a short time.

The mortality rate of this dangerous infection is up to 30%. It is being said that about 77 people have died due to this infection between January and March. Last year, 97 deaths occurred due to this infection.

STSS is a rare but serious bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria spread to the body’s inner tissues and bloodstream. Patients initially have symptoms such as fever, muscle pain and vomiting. But this condition can also become life-threatening rapidly. In this, the patient may develop symptoms such as low blood pressure, swelling in the body and failure of many organs (multiple organ failure).

What is STSS infection?

CDC According to the WHO, STSS is a disease caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. It occurs when these bacteria enter the body’s inner tissues and blood and release toxins. This causes the body to react fatally. However, the chances of spreading the infection from an infected person to another person are low.

Symptoms of STSS

Symptoms of STSS

STSS begins with symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting. Within 24 to 48 hours, it can lead to low blood pressure, organ failure, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath.

STSS is fatal

STSS is fatal

Group A streptococcus (GAS) usually causes strep throat in children, but in adults it can cause more severe symptoms, including pain in the arms and legs, swelling, fever, and low blood pressure. This condition can rapidly worsen and lead to death, especially in people over the age of 50. It is important to seek medical attention quickly to treat these serious symptoms and prevent complications.

Prevention of ‘flesh-eating bacteria’

Prevention of flesh-eating bacteria
  • Maintain hygiene: Good hygiene habits such as washing hands thoroughly and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing are important to prevent STSS.
  • Care for wounds: Keep any wounds clean and consult a doctor if you notice any signs of infection. This can prevent bacteria from spreading through the body and causing STSS.
  • Tests: Several tests are done to diagnose STSS, including a blood test that detects group A streptococcus bacteria and checks the functioning of body organs.

Treatment of STSS

Treatment of STSS

STSS is treated with antibiotics, which are given via injection. These medications help kill the bacteria. Patients are also given fluids to keep their blood pressure normal and to help organs function properly. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove infected tissue.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for more information.

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