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US sailor on USS Abraham Lincoln goes overboard in Arabian Sea, search operation underway

A U.S. sailor went overboard Wednesday from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, prompting a search operation in the Arabian Sea, according to the Fifth Fleet.

The statement Thursday said two U.S. ships, a Spanish frigate and a Pakistani naval ship, are conducting a search-and-rescue operation.

IRAN ADMITS SEIZURE OF FOREIGN TANKER, 12 CREW MEMBERS IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ; US WARSHIP ENTERS PERSIAN GULF

The sailor, whose name was withheld in line with navy policy, has been missing since Wednesday.

The Abraham Lincoln was routed to the Arabian Sea in recent weeks in what U.S. officials say is a deterrence amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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California city will remove gender terms, including ‘manhole’ and ‘manmade,’ from municipal code

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Gender-inclusive restrooms and have become more and more common across the country.

Now, the city of Berkeley is taking it a step further.

The city is removing gender-specific words in its municipal code. It will cost the city about $600 to make the changes. The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the measure to replace more than two dozen commonly used terms on Tuesday.

It will switch words like “he” and “she” to “they” and “them” in the city code. “Manholes” will be changed to “maintenance holes” and references to manmade will be changed to “artificial.”

NYC RESIDENTS CAN CHOOSE GENDER-NEUTRAL ‘X’ OPTION ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES, NEW LAW SAYS

Councilman Rigel Robinson, a 23-year-old recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, sponsored the ordinance. He tweeted, in part: “There is power in language. It’s a small move, but it matters.”

Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley wrote in a memorandum to council, “In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity.”

ARE ‘GENDER-NEUTRAL’ BABIES THE FUTURE?

Terms like fraternity or sorority will be changed to “collegiate Greek system residence.” Other terms that will be changed include pregnant woman or women. It will be switched to pregnant employees. Brothers and sisters will be switched to sibling.

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Berkeley has a lengthy history of leading on politically and socially liberal issues. Also on Tuesday, Berkeley city council voted in favor of becoming the first city in California to ban natural gas in new building construction. The measure will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Justin Bieber calls for Popsicle to return double-stick treat: ‘We need those back!’

Popsicle’s doubling down on returning a summertime favorite.

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A campaign to bring back Popsicle Double Pop is gaining traction after Justin Bieber tweeted out that he could not find the special two-stick frozen treat in stores.

“Talking with @scooterbraun and we just realized we can’t find double stick popsicles!! This is crazy. @Popsicle we need those back!” the musician wrote on Twitter.

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Quickly, fans liked and retweeted the post, as well as tagged Popsicle’s Twitter page to re-release the large Popsicle.

In response, Popsicle launched a Twitter campaign to #BringBackTheDouble, stating if they received 100K retweets, the brand will bring back the popular treat.

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“A limited batch has landed – but for 100K retweets we’ll bring back the Double Pop fun for everyone. Who’s in? RT this tweet & we’ll alert you on 7/23 with the results. #BringBackTheDouble”

As of Thursday afternoon, Popsicle had received 37K retweets. The promotion will last until Tuesday, July 23.

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As of Thursday afternoon, Popsicle had received 37K retweets. (iStock)

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But Bieber and his manager, Scooter Braun, won’t have to wait until next week, as Popsicle confirmed they have created a limited batch exclusively for the pair and a few lucky Twitter fans.

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Tammy Bruce: Trump vs. AOC and ‘the squad’ – What bare-knuckle fight means for 2020

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A very educational series of events occurred in the last couple of weeks illustrating the nature of political maneuvering at the national level. In this case, the Democrats are on the losing end, having been played expertly by President Donald Trump.

After months of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trying to placate the four leftist freshmen dropped in her lap after the midterms, suddenly the speaker turned on her unruly and ignorant new members.

After the freshmen voted against the border aid bill, Pelosi told The New York Times as reported by Fox News, ”‘All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,’ Mrs. Pelosi said of Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. ‘But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.’”

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After Ocasio-Cortez publicly implied Pelosi was a racist, Rep. William Lacy Clay, a Democrat from Missouri, added to the mounting criticism of the four lawmakers. Speaking to Fox News, he characterized Ms. Ocasio-Cortez as ignorant, immature and insensitive, and suggested the four will hurt the Democrats in 2020.

With Pelosi’s newfound rejection of what is now known as “the squad,” it seemed pretty obvious that the Democratic Party had found through internal polling that those women were not only not representative of a movement, but were actually damaging the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez may be a favorite of the news media, cast as the hero of the party, ready to save the nation from all the racist deplorable Trump supporters. The last person to enjoy that designation was creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti.

For those of us who are former political organizers, what the president was doing was clear: Provoking the Democrats into again embracing and defending women whom swing voters find toxic due to their agenda and attitudes. And they’re doing just that.

The poll being leaked to the media was likely Pelosi’s hardball against the squad, embarrassing them publicly but also sending a message to every other Democrat that this image of “the squad’s” influence is not only nonexistent, but these individuals and their message are dangerous to any hope they have at winning the White House in 2020.

Moreover, a shadow is now emerging that they could also lose control of the House of Representatives.

I’m sure Pelosi at the end of this was pouring a glass of champagne and having a few laughs with her supporters about her skill at managing a dangerous and unwieldy situation.

Enter Donald Trump.

The president, after Pelosi’s frantic efforts to remove these women from the front of cameras, took an action that put them right back in front of the media, while forcing Democratic leadership to defend and embrace the very same women they had gone public to marginalize.

In response to a series of tweets critical of the congresswomen, Trump is being accused of being “a racist,” (falsely, of course). In his criticism he names no one and makes no mention of race. After all, he’s not in control of the ethnicity or the race of any member of Congress, and he’s not going to hold anyone to a different standard based on their identity. But that’s one of his crimes as well.

For those of us who are former political organizers, what the president was doing was clear: Provoking the Democrats into again embracing and defending women whom swing voters find toxic due to their agenda and attitudes. And they’re doing just that.

In his hallmark transparency, Trump himself noted just this, tweeting: “The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four ‘progressives,’ but now they are forced to embrace them. That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!”

David Axelrod also knows what the president is doing and it upsets him to no end: “With his deliberate, racist outburst, @realDonaldTrump wants to raise the profile of his targets, drive Dems to defend them and make them emblematic of the entire party. It’s a cold, hard strategy.”

While many might consider the president’s sentiment harsh, he was addressing the representatives’ attitudes and statements, including rhetoric involving attacks on the country, on Jews, on ICE, the border patrol, and on capitalism itself.

Trump’s comments may be blunt, but they’re not “racist,” an accusation now thrown about by the Democrats as casually as saying hello. That, in fact, is the cold, hard strategy.

As Clay noted in his comments about Ocasio-Cortez accusing Pelosi of racism: “You’re getting push back so you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable.”

Unfortunately, it’s all too believable when smearing your opponents is the only card you have.

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Still, after years of lies about his character and intention, USA Today reported the president’s approval rating among Republicans is now at 93 percent and the GOP’s approval rating among Americans is at 51 percent.

The good news is the American people will have the final word on all of this next year. And one of the Democratic presidential candidates had better quickly emerge as a genuine party leader with the power and influence to shift the direction of their party, which right now according to my GPS, is headed for the cliff.

This column first appeared in the Washington Times.

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Jeffrey Epstein denied bail, judge says no amount ‘can overcome danger to the community’

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A New York federal judge denied bail Thursday to Jeffrey Epstein, who currently faces multiple charges of sex trafficking.

The 66-year-old financier has been in custody since his July 6 arrest. He pleaded not guilty in an initial court appearance.

“I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community,” U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said Thursday while announcing his decision.

The defense had argued Epstein should be allowed to await trial under house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They said he wouldn’t run and was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.

At a hearing Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said the government’s case against Epstein is “getting stronger every single day” as more women contact authorities to say he sexually abused them when they were minors.

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One of his accusers who said she was sexually abused by Epstein when she was 14 in Palm Beach, Florida, pleaded with the judge to keep him jailed.

“He’s a scary person to have walking the streets,” Courtney Wild said during the Monday hearing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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German woman caught attempting to purchase car with home-printed money

A German woman attempted to buy a vehicle from a car dealership in the southwestern city of Kaiserslautern Friday using counterfeit currency she printed off at home.

She carried a wad of €15,000 ($16,830) to the dealership in Kaiserslautern, only for her plan to backfire as she left the location in handcuffs and riding in the back of a police car.

MAN GETS 4-PLUS YEARS IN COUNTERFEIT SPORTING TICKETS CASE

Exposing the woman’s plan did not require keen investigative skills, after she opted to print the bogus 50 and 100-euro notes via a regular ink jet printer, according to German news outlet DW News.

When police searched the 20-year-old woman’s home in the nearby city of Pirmasens, 21 miles south of Kaiserslautern, they found the printer loaded with freshly printed “money” along with €13,000 worth of mock euros.

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A watermark in a Durasafe bill helps prevent counterfeiting. (Durasafe)

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police (BKA) states that “imitating money with the intention of putting it on the market” is punishable by at least one year behind bars. However, the state prosecutor has yet to determine criminal charges against the woman.

GREECE: 7 ARRESTED FOR COUNTERFEIT CASH TARGETING TOURISM

The BKA said that although professional forgers use highly sophisticated technology to print currency, amateurs can easily access counterfeiting equipment online and require “no special knowledge”. They add that the 50-euro note is the most counterfeited.

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In Germany’s most recent report on counterfeit currencies, 54,000 counterfeit cases were reported in 2018 with 99,900 banknotes totaling to more than €17 million pulled from circulation.

Fox News’ Morgan Cheung contributed to this report.

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Apollo 11: What Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw during dramatic Moon landing

The iconic images of the Eagle Lunar Module’s descent to the Moon rank among the most incredible footage ever recorded.

The black-and-white film was shot from a 16-mm time-lapse camera mounted in Buzz Aldrin’s window on the right side of the Eagle Lunar Module.  However, there is no record of what Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong saw from his window. “Due to the small size of the LM windows and the angle at which the movie camera was mounted, what mission commander Neil Armstrong saw as he flew and landed the LM was not recorded,” explains NASA in a statement on its website.

In an attempt to provide insight into the final moments of the incredible mission, NASA has used imagery captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to create a simulation of what Armstrong saw. Orbiter images have also been used to recreate Aldrin’s view from the other side of the Lunar Module.

APOLLO 11: PLAYTEX’S FEMININE TOUCH HELPED NASA LAND ON THE MOON

Scientists harnessed the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) to reconstruct the last three minutes of the Eagle’s landing trajectory using landmark navigation, as well as altitude callouts from the mission’s voice recording. To do this, experts crunched data on Eagle’s latitude, longitude, orientation, velocity and altitude.

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This image shows the Lunar Module descent stage and astronaut tracks. (NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

“From this trajectory information, and high resolution LROC Narrow Angle Camera (LROC NAC) images and topography, we simulated what Armstrong saw in those final minutes as he guided the LM down to the surface of the Moon,” explains NASA. “As the video begins, Armstrong could see the aim point was on the rocky northeastern flank of West crater (190 meters [623 feet] diameter), causing him to take manual control and fly horizontally, searching for a safe landing spot. At the time, only Armstrong saw the hazard; he was too busy flying the LM to discuss the situation with mission control.”

After navigating Eagle over the “bouldery” West crater, Armstrong found a safe spot to land the Module about 1,640 feet from the crater, and carefully descended the craft to the lunar surface.

APOLLO 11: 50 YEARS ON, THE EAGLE LUNAR MODULE SERVES AS A REMINDER OF MANKIND’S ABILITY TO INNOVATE

Just prior to the historic landing, Armstrong flew the lander over a 131-foot diameter crater that became known as Little West crater. He later photographed the crater during his famous moonwalk.

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A view of Little West Crater. This photograph was taken by Neil Armstrong. (NASA)

Approximately 234,000 miles away, Neil Armstrong’s sons Mark and Rick were at home in Houston, watching on TV, as their father stepped off the Eagle lunar module and into the pages of history.

Rick was 12 years old when his father stepped out of the Eagle lunar module and famously proclaimed “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11, NEIL ARMSTRONG’S SONS DESCRIBE THE DAY THEIR DAD WALKED ON THE MOON

“When he stepped off, nobody in the room heard what the words were because they were all ‘what did he say?’” Rick told Fox News, in a recent interview. “I heard it, and I said ‘something about a small step,’ but at the time, it wasn’t at all clear what was going on, I always remember that.”

An estimated 650 million people around the world watched the Moon landing on TV, according to NASA.

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

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NASA used a time-synchronized version of the original 16 mm film from the Apollo 11 landing to reconstruct Armstrong and Aldrin’s views from the Eagle lander. The First Men on the Moon website helped with the simulations by synchronizing the air-to-ground voice transmission with the film.

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In this July 20, 1969 image made from television, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong steps onto the surface of the moon. Millions on Earth who gathered around the TV and radio heard Armstrong say this: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But after returning from space, he immediately insisted that he had been misquoted. He said there was a lost word in his famous one-liner from the moon: “That’s one small step for ‘a’ man.” It’s just that people just didn’t hear it.”  (NASA via AP)

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File photo – Neil Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11, speaking to a technician during a suiting at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, shortly before he set off for the Moon with fellow astronauts Michael Collins and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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Meghan Markle ditched messy buns for this relatable reason, hair expert claims

The Duchess of Sussex has seemingly ditched her “signature” messy bun hairstyle, but one haircare professional argues that it’s for a reason many new moms can relate to.

On Sunday, the former actress hit the red carpet – her first as a royal – for the London premiere of “The Lion King,” with her dark hair swept in a sleek ballerina bun. As noted by the Daily Mail, the look marked the fourth time in two months that the duchess has sported slicked-back hairstyles in public since welcoming baby Archie in May.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, poses for photographers upon arrival at the ‘Lion King’ European premiere in central London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

A far cry away from her old loose locks, celebrity hairstylist James Johnson claims that the new mom may be dealing with postpartum hair loss — as the style makes for an easy solution.

MEGHAN MARKLE SPORTS ‘A’ NECKLACE, LIKELY HONORING BABY ARCHIE

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

“When you’re pregnant your hair cycle stops so you don’t shed any hair, so when you give birth, all the hair you should have lost in the nine months falls out over a quick period,” Johnson said.

“Meghan may have opted for a scraped back bun to prevent her hair from further damage. It’s also a quick hairstyle and perfect for hot weather,” he continued. “If her hair was damaged during pregnancy, putting her hair up will prevent it from further damage.”

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An official christening photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, July 6, 2019, showing Britain’s Prince Harry, right and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle with with the Rose Garden in the background, in Windsor, England. (Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal via AP)

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, many women deal with “excessive hair shedding” after pregnancy due to falling estrogen levels. The phenomenon usually peaks four months after giving birth and mothers’ hair growth patterns typically return to normal around the child’s first birthday.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, stand together during the women’s singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, on July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Whether Duchess Meghan is managing postpartum hair loss or is just keeping her routine simple, she’s long approached beauty with an effortless ethos.

“When I get ready to go out, it’s half hour and we’re out of the door. I don’t want to waste time getting ready: I want to go and have fun,” the California native told Esquire in 2013.

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Kathy Griffin says she may have known Gloria Vanderbilt better than ex-pal Anderson Cooper

Kathy Griffin spoke out about the death of her former friend Anderson Cooper’s late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, where the comedian implied that she had a better relationship with her than the CNN anchor.

Griffin is promoting her new comedy-documentary, “Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story.” She previously spoke about her rocky relationship with Cooper after he publicly spoke out against her in 2017 for posing in a photo with a fake severed head of Donald Trump. Cooper tweeted that he was “appalled” and found the image “disgusting.”

Speaking on “AM to DM” Wednesday, the standup comedian was asked about her former friend’s mother, who died at age 95 from stomach cancer.

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“I was really in love with Anderson’s mom, the great Gloria Vanderbilt. She let me call her Glo-Vandy,” the comic revealed. “She gave me so many life lessons when we would chat, and I actually kind of knew her better than Anderson in a way.”

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Kathy Griffin said she may have known Anderson Cooper’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, better than he did. (Getty Images)

The star went on to explain some of the kernels of wisdom that the late socialite used to give her back when she and Cooper were still friends.

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“I hear her voice today saying things like, ‘your whole life can change in one phone call,’ and that’s true. In a time like this when it’s hard to have optimism, your life can change with one phone call. It’s happened to me,” Griffin continued. “She would also always tell me, ‘ell, there’s always more and you’re never done.’ Being a workhorse, I love that. I love working, I love doing shows, I love touring, I love making people laugh because, ‘you’re never done, and there’s always more.’”

Griffin was fired from CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve broadcast, which she co-hosted with Cooper, following the photo scandal. In an interview with “People Now,” she explained that she doesn’t think she nor Cooper will ever take steps to mend their relationship.

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“I just don’t think he has really any interest in [making up]. Like I said, after going through something like this, I’m done chasing people. I’m down to three friends on a good day. I just kind of want to go where I can make people laugh.”

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California woman’s foot ravaged by flesh-eating bacteria, exposing her bones

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While the majority of cases diagnosed as flesh-eating bacteria involve a body of water, one California woman who lost the majority of muscle and skin on her left foot said the origin of her infection remains a mystery.

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Guastucci said while celebrating the Fourth of July she suddenly felt a severe pain in her foot followed by swelling. (Courtesy of Noelle Guastucci)

“I retraced my steps and it’s still a mystery to the origin,” Noelle Guastucci, of University Heights, told Fox 5 San Diego.

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Guastucci, who was released from the hospital on Wednesday after nearly two weeks of care, said doctors told her that if she waited until the next morning to seek help she possibly could’ve lost her life.

Guastucci said it started with what felt like an internal bruise on the Fourth of July, which quickly progressed on the pain scale and was accompanied by intense swelling. Within two minutes her foot had ballooned to a size she knew required medical attention.

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She said that within two minutes it swelled to a size she knew required medical attention, and she was rushed to Kaiser Permanente. (Courtesy of Noelle Guastucci)

“The pain was so excruciating,” she told Fox 5 San Diego. “On a scale from one to 10, it was an 11. It felt like someone had poured acid on my foot.”

She was rushed to Kaiser Permanente where doctors worked to control her infection and stop it from spreading. At its worst, Guastucci’s foot bones were nearly exposed.

“I was facing possibly amputation,” she told the news outlet. “I was told if I waited very many hours, until the next morning from the middle of the night that I would’ve possibly lost my leg.”

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The necrotizing fasciitis cases, or flesh-eating bacteria infections currently dominating the headlines are often the result of swimmers entering the water with open cuts or wounds, and are being linked to  Vibrio vulnificus, but there are other ways to contract the rare infection.

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Guastucci said she spent nearly two weeks in the hospital as doctors worked to stop the infection from spreading further. (Courtesy of Noelle Guastucci)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), experts believe group A Streptococcus are the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, although the method of entry is still the same as cases involving water. The bacteria most commonly enters the body through a break in the skin including cuts and scrapes, burns, insect bites, puncture wounds, surgical wounds, or blunt trauma.

The infection spreads very quickly with early symptoms including red or swollen skin, severe pain and fever that later progresses to ulcers, blisters or black spots on skin, changes in skin color, pus, dizziness, fatigue or diarrhea or nausea.

Prompt treatment is vital in patients diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis. Antibiotics and surgery are typically the first approach, as well as intravenous antibiotics. It is not unusual for patients with this type of infection to require several surgeries and possibly even a blood transfusion. In severe cases it can lead to sepsis, shock and organ failure. It can also leave patients with long-term complications from loss of limbs or scarring. Even with prompt treatment, up to 1 in 3 people diagnosed with the infection die.

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It is not clear if Guastucci’s case was linked to group A strep, but she said she is thankful to have sought help when she did and for the support she has received from family members. She said she wants others to know about the seriousness of the infection.

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