Man, 80, critical with flesh-eating disease

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 June, 2008, 12:00am

An 80-year-old Kwun Tong man contracted a flesh-eating disease and was in critical condition, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The man, who had a wound on his lower left leg, developed fever and lost consciousness earlier this month and was admitted to United Christian Hospital. The centre was still investigating the source of the infection.