Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Man could lose limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey waters

Man could lose limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey waters

Angel Perez, 60, of Millville, was crabbing - or "fishing" for crabs - off Matts Landing on the Maurice River last week as he had done so many times before. The next day, Perez had swelling near some scratches on his right leg.

Perez was rushed to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was quickly admitted into the intensive care unit. Angel Perez, 60, reportedly complained of swelling and growing pain in his right leg after coming home on July 2. It's in a group commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria.

Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media that her father's infection has spread to his blood and skin, and that his forearms have turned black. If he doesn't, they may have to amputate at least three of his limbs.

Officials say the best way to avoid the bacteria is to avoid raw shellfish, and to only swim in water that is regularly tested.

Vibrio bacteria are said to thrive in warm, salty water.

"He is in critical condition", Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media.

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"We've all been praying and I think our spirituality, our religion, has been allowing us to get through without going into a chaotic mess", Perez-Dilan told CBS. "If you see something that's out of the norm, go and get it checked".

Doctors have put Perez on antibiotics and are waiting to see if responds.

Perez-Dilan said her father is not breathing well but on his own and is only able to slightly move his right arm - yet is in good spirits.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eating raw seafood or exposing open wounds to brackish or salt water can increase a person's risk of contracting the bacterial infection. "He's just happy to have a second chance".

Perez's immune system was already compromised by Parkinson's Disease.

Perez-Dilan warned people that a quick dip in the waters could come with frightening consequences. "Be careful. The water, as much as we need water, it can be poisonous". They can be found in the ocean regardless of water quality, said Larry Hajna, a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

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