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Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare disease caused by various types of bacteria, most commonly group A strep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is found most everywhere, from water and mud to hospitals, but is not as common a cause of the disease as strep.
First, doctors need to figure out if there are specific strains of group A strep that are more likely to cause necrotizing fasciitis.
While infections from group A strep are generally mild, in the case of necrotizing fasciitis, the bacteria spread quickly and can become deadly in a short period of time without prompt treatment.
These infectious diseases that can be transmitted by close body contact in or out of sports include: skin diseases (impetigo and other staph aureus and strep skin diseases).
Viruses can also spread on phones if one person is sick with strep throat or influenza and coughs on their cell phone before handing it off to a friend.
The fast-moving infections can be caused by any of several types of necrotizing bacteria, including A Streptococcus (group A strep), Klebsiella, Clostridium, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Aeromonas hydrophila.
Group A streptococcus, the same bug that causes strep throat.
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