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Hand Wound Nearly Costs One Patient his Limb (and his Life)

On December 30, 2022, Tony Myers, 58, of Farmington, Mo., suddenly began feeling ill while at work. He had a fever, chills, fatigue, and body aches. Given that it was the height of cold and flu season, he assumed it was a respiratory infection or possibly the flu, so he headed home and went to bed hoping a good night’s sleep might help. However, when he awoke on December 31, he noticed his right hand – which had been a little itchy after sustaining a small cut – had swollen significantly.


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