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Marysville girl infected by flesh-eating bacteria

Marysville girl infected by flesh-eating bacteria

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SEATTLE, Wash. – Physicians say they’ve stopped an infection in a two-year-old Marysville girl that grew into necrotizing faciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria.

Officials at Seattle Children’s Hospital say Zoey Chalk was diagnosed with the disease last month.

Zoey’s parents brought the toddler to the hospital after a small rash spread quickly over her leg, and got progressively worse following the initial diagnosis of cellulitis.

Zoey has had multiple surgeries and will need a skin graft and physical therapy.

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