Woman says she contracted flesh-eating bacteria from nail salon

first_imgA Tennessee woman says she contracted flesh-eating bacteria from a nail salon and is using her story t warn other women.Jayne Sharp claims she contracted necrotizing fasciitis during a manicure at the Jazzy Nail Bar in Turkey, Creek Tennessee, this spring.Sharp says it all began during a manicure when she was pricked in the thumb.“While I was there, I got stuck on my thumb, and I went ‘ouch,’ but I went back to looking at my telephone,” said Sharp.Following her visit, Sharp said her thumb began to throb and that she experienced difficulty sleeping.At the time she believed she was experiencing symptoms of the flu.The next day, Sharp told her daughter, who is a nurse, about her symptoms, and her daughter encouraged her to go to the doctor.After her flu test came back negative, Sharp said she was told: “You might be getting these symptoms from your thumb.”Sharp’s thumb continued to swell, and she was admitted to the hospital later that day.Shortly after, she was diagnosed with the sporadic flesh-eating disease, which affects fewer than 20,000 people in the US per year.However, health officials noted that a compromised immune system could make you more likely to contract it.“Sharp who is diabetic could have lost a finger or an arm if she was not diagnosed properly,” Dr. Udit Chaudhuri told First Coast News.Currently, she is still attempting to regain feeling in her hand after multiple surgeries to curb the infection.A manager of the nail salon at the center of the controversy said they passed a state inspection days after Sharp’s visit.Also, that salon employees clean their tools in a state-mandated method.A spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance also said no problems were found at the salon during its annual inspection and a follow-up inspection after Sharp’s complaint.Sharp says her life has “taken a total turn” since the diagnosis.last_img read more

Trojan duo looks to extend 100-win streak

first_imgThe top-ranked Trojans will look to remain undefeated on the season as they finish out six of their final 10 regular-season matches at home. The home stand will begin with duals against Washington and No. 15 Arizona State on Friday. The Huskies will kick off the day at 4 p.m. The team is 1-0 on the season, facing a much thinner schedule than other Pac-12 teams. The main event will take place at 6 p.m. when the Trojans take on Arizona State, a top-20 program that offers competition every year. USC has come out on top of all four previous meetings between the two teams, and the team brings the momentum of a 50-match winning streak into the dual.The Trojans will follow up Friday’s dual with a trip to Manhattan Beach on Saturday for the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge. The team will face off against Loyola Marymount, rematch against Arizona State and finish up against Saint Mary’s College.While this weekend’s matches will give the Trojans a full bill of competition, they will also serve up an opportunity for seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes to reach a 100-match win streak. The team is the only Trojan pair to reach 100 wins together, posting a 118-3 overall record in their career together. The duo has helped to lead the team to win 82 of its last 84 dual matches.Despite the veteran leadership of Claes and Hughes, the rest of the Trojans’ pairs are newly formed this season. However, that hasn’t kept them from excelling on the court. Junior Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer are 22-3 overall, notching an 18-1 mark in duals, and junior Terese Cannon and senior Nicolette Martin have notched 19 overall wins on the season. The No. 2 team of seniors Sophie Bukovec and Allie Wheeler, along with the No. 4 team of sophomore Abril Bustamante and freshman Joy Dennis, have both notched 12 victories so far.With the goal of defending their two-time role as national champions, the Trojans are also looking to defend their seat as the Pac-12 champions this season. The team hasn’t lost a match since March of 2016. With only three weeks left until the Pac-12 championships, the Trojans are looking to continue their dominant streak to remain at the top of the conference and the country.last_img read more