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Removals man had flesh-eating disease; uk news bulletin.

A REMOVAL firm owner died days after a flesh-eating disease spread through his body, an inquest has heard.

Tony Williamson, 60, thought he was suffering from a stomach upset in the days leading up to his death on July 10.

He dismissed a small cut on his right arm, not realising it had become infected, until he was rushed to hospital after collapsing as he carried out a removal in the South of France.

The father-of-one from Seaford, East Sussex, died early the next morning after suffering a heart attack in hospital.

A post-mortem examination in the UK confirmed he died from the disease necrotising fasciitis and blood poisoning.

East Sussex coroner Alan Craze described the cause of death as "very, very rare".
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 24, 2008
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