In article <538601464wnr at brighton.demon.co.uk> Rob at brighton.demon.co.uk (Rob
>In article: <YAJCC.30.2DE2D493 at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au> YAJCC at ntx.city.unisa.edu.au (James
>>>> Reported in the paper, TV and radio news the other day was a story about a
>> 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 some
>> frightening disease which starts eating away at the subcutaneous layers of fat
>> at about 1-4 inches an hour! It apparently feeds off the dead flesh and death
>> occours in about 24 hours unless it is treated.
>>>> The only effective treatment of this disease so far has been the amputation of
>> the affected limb.
>>>> 7 cases have been reported in a few months arround Gloustoshire in England,
>> although I heard mention that there had been infections in Norway and New
>>>> Has anyone heard anything about this virus? How it is transmitted? Where it
>> comes from? How long has it been known?
>>>> To me it sounds like some deadly virus accidently released from some
>> top-secret military lab...
>>>>Actually it's staph A not a virus, there haven't been anymore cases than normal, but I
>suppose the newpapers got bored, it was corn circles last year.
Sorry to correct you, but so I have read and heard it's strep not staph.
And it's transducted with a virus that makes it more virulent.
I totally agree with the second part of your sentence...