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Perez was infected with flesh-eating vibrio bacteria while wading in the brackish waters of the Maurice River.

A New Jersey man infected with flesh-eating bacteria looks like he’ll lose his battle with the infection — here’s what to know about...

Angel Perez was infected with bacteria that can cause necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. Different bacteria can cause the infection, which kills soft tissue like skin, muscle, ligaments, blood vessels, and fat. The disease kills up to 30% of infected people.

A Florida man died of bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease after eating raw oysters — here’s how concerned you should be

The Florida Department of Health said that the oyster was contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, which can cause severe and potentially fatal illness from flesh-eating disease, necrotizing fasciitis. People get infected by eating raw seafood or wading in salty water with open cuts.

A ‘blister’ on a Houston day-care teacher’s foot turned out to be flesh-eating disease— here’s what to know about the co...

The bacterial infection in Reyes' foot turned out to be necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. These infections cause soft tissue to die.

An Arizona woman diagnosed with the flu was actually infected with life-threatening flesh-eating bacteria

After several days of severe pain, doctors realized Christin Lipinski had necrotizing fasciitis, flesh-eating disease, which causes soft tissue to die.