Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
buyersUSA Consulting
Advertise Here

From Government, Legal and Policy - Higher Education

Brought to you by Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at


Renowned Laboratory Identifies Flesh Eating Bacteria

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:36:55 EST

EMSL Analytical offers environmental testing services to identify bacteria known to cause necrotizing fasciitis.
Cinnaminson, NJ, June 8th, 2012
In the last several months, millions of Americans have become familiar with the term flesh eating bacteria.  The national media has recently carried several high profile stories of people who have been inflicted with this condition.
What most people do not realize is that flesh eating bacteria doesn't actually eat flesh.  Necrotizing fasciitis, also known as "the flesh-eating bacteria", is a rapidly progressing disease which destroys muscles, fat and skin tissue.  Flesh eating bacteria releases toxins that destroy the surrounding tissue.  The term necrotizing refers to something that causes the body's tissue to die. 
These infections are generally more likely to occur in people with compromised immune systems.  It may initially reveal itself as little more than a small bump on the skin. Infected people may complain of an intense pain that may seem unusual given the initial appearance of the skin. As the infection progresses, often within just hours, the tissue may become quite swollen.   People with this condition also often report chills, fever, sweating and nausea.
As the infection grows it releases harmful toxins that kill surrounding tissues and affects blood flow to the infected part of the body. The surrounding tissue will begin to die and the bacteria may then enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body.
One company that has been at the forefront in helping to identify flesh eating bacteria is EMSL Analytical, Inc.  'Many different types of bacteria can cause this type of infection,' reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc.  'They include: Streptococcus pyogenesStaphylococcus aureusVibrio vulnificus, Clostridium, Bacteroides fragilis and Aeromonas hydrophila.  Environmental sampling can identify the presence of these, and other, potentially harmful microbial pathogens.'
EMSL recently sponsored an educational video about flesh eating bacteria that can be seen at:
To learn more about testing for microbial pathogens or other environmental issues, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public.  The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.

Source: WebWire

From Our Blogs

Fun DIY Projects for Back to School

Personalizing and accessorizing school supplies, lockers and work spaces can be a simple antidote.

Tips to Save for College

More than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs.

$17.33 Per Hour = Happiness?

New Research Shows Happiness Doesn't Increase over $69,300 in Alabama

Help Kids Stay Organized for a Fresh Start this School Year

By studying smarter, staying organized and keeping motivated, students can learn to juggle it all.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at

Oxford Lumber

Neighborhood service and warehouse prices since 1958. We're also proud to own and operate Roanoke Ace Home Center, Talladega Ace Home Center and Jacksonville Home Center. Oxford Lumber is located at 1400 Barry Street. Call 256-831-0540

Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250

Miller Funeral Home and Crematory

For pre-planning or immediate funeral services call us at 256-831-4611 or visit