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Flesh Destroying Virus hits UK

James Crockart YAJCC at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au
Tue May 24 23:31:15 EST 1994

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'?!

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