Gwinnett mother, former marine battling flesh-eating bacteria has feet, hand amputated

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia — A Gwinnett County mother battling flesh-eating bacteria has undergone surgery to remove her feet and one hand.

Multiple news outlets report 34-year-old Cindy Martinez had both feet and right hand amputated Thursday. She was hospitalized May 25. Martinez is the mother of two small children and is a former Marine. Her husband, David, is a Gwinnett County police officer.

Doctors at Gwinnett County Medical Center have not figured out how she contracted the dangerous bacteria.

Doctors say the flesh-eating bacteria, called necrotizing fasciitis, are contracted through an open wound.

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