LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – 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.