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Firefighter battling flesh eating disease

POSTED: July 19, 2010 12:31 p.m.
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Terry Nielsen

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A Bryan County volunteer firefighter is fighting for his life at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta with a serious medical condition, necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh eating disease.
Volunteer Firefighter Terry Nielsen was rushed to St.  Joseph’s Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday June 23, where he was diagnosed with the disease. After he was stabilized he was airlifted to the burn center where he faces months of skin grafts and rehabilitation.  Most of Nielsen’s upper torso has been ravaged by the disease.

For the complete story, pick up a copy of the Weekend Bryan County News.

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