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Delta father contracts flesh-eating bacteria

9:14 PM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
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Saturday, Delta resident Rick Graham went to the hospital complaining of flu-like symptoms. Doctors tried treating his symptoms with antibiotics but nothing seemed to help.

He was eventually diagnosed with the flesh-eating bacteria and flown to Denver for treatment. 

Doctors amputated his right arm and removed other infected tissue. He's still in critical condition and could lose both his feet.

Doctors believe Graham may have contracted the bacteria after a spider bite or an injury he received while dirt biking.

Graham is self employed and does not have health insurance.

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