Twentynine Palms Marine dies of flesh-eating disease

February 14, 2018 4:05 pm marinecorpstimes.com
Twentynine Palms Marine dies of flesh-eating disease

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms died just eight hours after a flesh-eating disease diagnosis, officials said. Pfc. William Becket Kiernan, 18, died of a bacterial skin infection known as necrotizing fasciitis on Feb. 4. No additional cases of necrotizing fasciitis have been reported at the Marine Corps base, Capt. Karen Holliday told Marine Corps Times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “confirms that necrotizing fasciitis is not communicable,”…

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