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An infectious disease expert answers the questions many of us have about flesh-eating bacteria. USA TODAY
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A Cumberland County man who has been fighting a flesh-eating disease for two months had his legs amputated, according to a report.Angel Perez had both legs amputated slightly beneath the kneecap because of gangrene that had been eating away at his flesh, his daughter Dilena Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media. Surgeons at Cooper University Hospital performed the amputation. "Everything went well," Dilena Perez-Dilan said. "His vital signs are good."More: NJ man fighting flesh-eating disease undergoes amputationMore: NJ man with flesh-eating bacteria declines hospiceMore: NJ man could lose his limbs from flesh-eating bacteria caught while crabbingPerez, 60, of Millville had his forearms amputated two weeks ago as a result of the disease. Check out the video at the top of the page for more on flesh-eating bacteria.Perez was crabbing on July 2 in Maurice River off Matts Landing and began feeling severe pain and swelling in his right leg the next day, his daughter told NJ Advance Media.Susanne Cervenka: @scervenka; 732-643-4229; scervenka@gannettnj.com
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