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Ralph Lettieri (credit:  Personal Photo)

East Patchogue Firefighter With Flesh-Eating Bacteria Released From Hospital

“I can’t wait to just be with my son, my fiancée and just continue my life,” Ralph Lettieri said. “It’s a great day, I couldn’t be any happier. I waited for this day for the longest time.”


Jack Dudas of Perth Amboy continues to recover from a flesh-eating infection. (credit: Kathy Johnson /Staff Photographer, Asbury Park Press)

NJ Man Shares Story Of Survival After Battling Flesh-Eating Disease

Jack Dudas suffered a medical nightmare after he fell down the stairs at his home in Perth Amboy in January. “It turned purple like two days after I fell down the stairs and then a day or so later I woke up and it was completely blown up,” Dudas told 1010 WINS.


Tim Callahan (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Veteran Thanks Doctors For Saving His Arm From Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Timothy Callahan, 26, of Farmingdale fought in the Persian Gulf and helped earthquake victims in Haiti. But the veteran’s biggest fight came at home when a rare flesh-eating bacteria attacked his arm.


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LI Woman Survives Case Of Deadly, Flesh-Eating Bacteria

A terrible case of oft-lethal, flesh-eating bacteria on Long Island almost claimed the life of a Bellmore mother, but some quick-thinking doctors managed to save the day.