Angel Perez, 60, reportedly complained of swelling and growing pain in his right leg after coming home on July 2.
Doctors diagnosed him with Vibrio necrotizing fasciitis, caused by bacteria found in warm waters along the coast that can enter the body through the smallest cut. Anyone with liver disease or a weakened immune system should also avoid eating raw shellfish because the bacteria can also be spread through food. The Perez family is hoping for the best, but right now living day-by-day.
VNF is referred to as a flesh-eating bacteria because the infection results in tissue damage and death. They noticed that all four limbs had begun to swell and change color. The father is now in the ICU at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, according to NJ Advance Media.
"He is in critical condition", Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media.
'The infection has spread to his blood.his skin. "If you see something that's out of the norm, go and get it checked". "His forearms are black in color; they have blisters, cuts and sores".
Doctors have put Perez on antibiotics and are waiting to see if responds.
Perez-Dilan said that other family members and friends have experienced skin problems after going into the water at Matts Landing.
Perez's daughter, Dilena Perez-Dilan, says her father is an avid crabber. Then she says it quickly got worse.
State and county officials have acknowledged that Vibrio bacteria "is not uncommon for the waters" but can not do much aside from advising people to stay out of brackish water, according to NJ Advance Media. They do say that Mr. Perez is in good spirits.
"He's been praising God nonstop", Perez-Dilan said. "He's just happy to have a second chance".