Family: Woman Dies from Flesh-Eating Disease in Florida

Lynn Fleming died after she suffered two strokes and septic shock during surgeries to save her leg.

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MIAMI (AP) — A 77-year-old woman was infected by flesh-eating bacteria and died nearly two weeks after she fell and scraped her leg while walking on a Florida beach, her family said Monday. Wade Fleming told The Associated Press that his mother Lynn Fleming, who retired to Florida’s Gulf Coast, stumbled and fell into the water on Coquina Beach while her family was visiting from Pittsburgh. The wound swelled up and continued to bleed, leading…

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