Over 500 people were infected with a deadly flesh-eating disease in Japan this year, local media report. The virus ravages limbs and internal organs and can kill its victims in a matter of hours. Some 525 patients – the highest number since records
Record number hit by ‘flesh-eating bacterium’ streptococcal toxic shock syndrome in JapanThe Independent
Flesh-eating bacterium cases hit record high of 525 in JapanAsahi Shimbun
Necrotizer: Deadly Flesh-Eating Bacteria Hit 525 in JapanSputnik International

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