This is a very interesting article, well worth a read:
“A 45-year-old convicted drug user, Stewart is a likely carrier of a virulent bacteria called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which can lead to infection by flesh-eating bacteria. He believes he contracted MRSA inside prison in Delaware, where he spent six months recently on a probation violation. In that stay behind bars, Stewart was exposed to bacteria by a cellmate who burst his own untreated boils. Soon after, a spot on Stewart’s scalp swelled into a bump.
In a letter dated last month, Stewart’s doctor warned prison officials about the condition and the potential for its spread to other probationers during Stewart’s weekly visits to the Sussex Violation of Probation Center in Georgetown.”