In article: <YAJCC.30.2DE2D493 at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au> YAJCC at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au (James
>> Reported in the paper, TV and radio news the other day was a story about a
> very nasty sounding virus. It was called necrosis.(s something.)
>> What it does, is attack a common bacteria (found in about 10% of the
> population) which causes the normally harmless bacteria to turn into some
> frightening disease which starts eating away at the subcutaneous layers of fat
> at about 1-4 inches an hour! It apparently feeds off the dead flesh and death
> occours in about 24 hours unless it is treated.
>> The only effective treatment of this disease so far has been the amputation of
> the affected limb.
>> 7 cases have been reported in a few months arround Gloustoshire in England,
> although I heard mention that there had been infections in Norway and New
>> Has anyone heard anything about this virus? How it is transmitted? Where it
> comes from? How long has it been known?
>> To me it sounds like some deadly virus accidently released from some
> top-secret military lab...
>> Yours in paranoia...
>>> James Crockart | Hey! Wouldn't it be great if stars were
> University of South Australia | just like our own sun but only very far
>yajcc at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au | away? What do you mean, 'no, not really'?!
Actually it's staph A not a virus, there haven't been anymore cases than normal, but I
suppose the newpapers got bored, it was corn circles last year.