Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Resilience is Key

Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Causes 2nd Death in Texas Since Hurricane Harvey

A woman collected water samples in September in a Houston neighborhood affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times

A 31-year-old man who helped repair houses in Galveston, Tex., after Hurricane Harvey has died of a rare infection caused by what is commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria, health officials said this week.

The man went to the hospital on Oct. 10 with a seriously infected wound on his upper left arm, the Galveston County Health District said in a statement on Monday. He was told he had necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection that kills soft tissue. He died on Oct. 16.

Relatives who spoke to local news organizations identified the man as Josue Zurita. “He’s a very caring person,” Brenda Avalos, his cousin’s wife, told KHOU. “He has a lot of friends here in Galveston that love him. Everybody is very sad. He was very young and always smiling.”

It was the second reported death of a person from the infection since Hurricane Harvey swept through parts of Texas in August, inundating residential areas with filthy floodwaters that alarmed…


Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Resilience is Key

Bonnie Moss is the owner of Moss Networks, a full-service marketing, public relations and event planning company. Although founded and based in Los Angeles, Moss Networks works with global clients in a variety of industries, including technology, B2B, payments, and the emerging and ever-evolving world of financial technology (fintech)…

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