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Second Flesh-Eating Victim Reported

A South Carolina woman has been diagnosed with a potentially deadly flesh-eating virus and is currently in critical condition, her husband said Thursday. Lana Kuykendall gave birth to twins on May 7 and was discharged soon after, but she returned to the hospital days later after noticing a rapidly expanding bruise on her leg. Doctors have since removed the dead skin and the tissue from both her legs and she is now on a ventilator, and her husband said she is suffering from the flesh-eating virus, although doctors have not publicly confirmed it. The case comes just weeks after Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland contracted necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg while ziplining and is also currently on ventilator.

May 17, 2012 10:59 AM