In article <YAJCC.30.2DE2D493 at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au>,
YAJCC at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au (James Crockart) says:
>>Reported in the paper, TV and radio news the other day was a story about
>very nasty sounding virus. It was called necrosis.(s something.)
>>What it does, is attack a common bacteria (found in about 10% of the
>population) which causes the normally harmless bacteria to turn into
>frightening disease which starts eating away at the subcutaneous layers
>at about 1-4 inches an hour! It apparently feeds off the dead flesh and
>occours in about 24 hours unless it is treated.
>>The only effective treatment of this disease so far has been the
>the affected limb.
>>7 cases have been reported in a few months arround Gloustoshire in
>although I heard mention that there had been infections in Norway and
>>Has anyone heard anything about this virus? How it is transmitted? Where
>comes from? How long has it been known?
>>To me it sounds like some deadly virus accidently released from some
>top-secret military lab...
>>Yours in paranoia...
>>>James Crockart | Hey! Wouldn't it be great if stars
>University of South Australia | just like our own sun but only very
>yajcc at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au | away? What do you mean, 'no, not
It is Streptococcus A, not a virus, and cases have been of different
strains. There is nothing specially new here. So, do not get paranoid.