Georgia Woman With Flesh-Eating Disease Improve

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease is slowly improving and her father says she should be out of intensive care.

Doctors Hospital of Augusta announced Tuesday that Aimee Copeland's condition has changed from critical to serious. The hospital says serious condition indicates a patient is still acutely ill and has unstable vital signs.

Her father, Andy Copeland, told The Associated Press that doctors believe his daughter should be out of intensive care and ready to move into the hospital's rehabilitation clinic in two or three weeks.

The 24-year-old graduate student developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a fall May 1 from a homemade zip line. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated.

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