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Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria in N.H.

Wayne Atkins of Miami has been hospitalized since Father's Day weekend

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    Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria in N.H.
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    A Florida man is recovering from a flesh-eating bacteria he encountered while hiking in New Hampshire.

    Thirty-two-year-old Wayne Atkins of Miami has been hospitalized since Father's Day weekend. According to media reports, Atkins was left in a two-week coma because his organs were shutting down.

    Doctors say the bacteria entered Atkins' body through blisters on his foot from when he went on a hiking trip. He started feeling sick when he got back to Miami.

    Doctors say the bacteria were stopped via antibiotics and surgery. Family members in Norwell, Mass., say Atkins is now doing well. Doctors say the chance of contracting bacteria like Atkins did is one in 250,000.

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