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-- University of West Georgia graduate student fighting off a deadly infection.
It all started after a zip lining accident -- Copeland -- and cut her leg she ended up with 22 stitches and the flesh eating bacteria -- ties in fact Shiites.
The symptoms started right away extreme pain.
Changing coloration around we are being the injury was turns black where you notice it's comes losing our policy.
Make sure you go to your doctor immediately.
Doctors believe the bacteria guardian under her skin and then traveled through the bloodstream.
Once he gets in the blood the infection can spread easily to other parts of the body.
Doctors already amputated -- -- -- if they hit they could take more drastic steps -- arms for instance might be.
Might being a problem that's in some cases -- hyperbaric chamber can prevent the infection from spreading but Amy's condition is very serious.
She even went into cardiac arrest after her amputation.
Amy's dad set up a FaceBook page to keep everyone updated on her progress.
Two to 3000 people die from this particular problem every year.
It if you are exposed or you you have a -- cut it's important to.
Keep it very clean put on antibiotics solution on -- -- -- system is showing signs of progress her family is appealing to the public for help with blood donations.
In Atlanta John Roberts Fox News.
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