Louise Thompson underwent surgery to remove the infected parts her leg and it thrust her in a coma for five days.
Thompson went to the doctor complaining of pain in her leg that she said felt ‘like pins sticking in my skin’ but there was no visible signs of a problem.
She ended up in the hospital in emergency surgery for 6 hours and doctors ended up removing an area of her body the size of a football.
Other victims: Aimee Copeland, 24, remains in the hospital after her leg, foot and both hands were amputated.
Lana Kuykendall, 36, had just given birth to twins before she was afflicted by the disease.
Victims: Paul Bales (above) and Bobby Vaughn (below) have both been struck down by the infection.
Four other victims are recovering in hospitals after picking up the rare and serious disease in Georgia after picking up the bacteria from cuts and wounds.
Electron microscopic image of WT Aeromonas hydrophila strain SSU, the bacteria responsible for the flesh-eating disease.