Unknown Bacteria Deforming Bodies of Inmates in Roraima Penitentiary

At least 24 inmates of the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary were taken to hospital, some in severe condition, with decomposing body parts..

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An unknown bacteria is responsible for a condition still undiagnosed that is deforming the bodies of inmates at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary (Pamc) in Boa Vista, Roraima.

According to a report in the blog of journalist Expedito Perônnico, the bacteria feeds on the skin of inmates, causing parts of their bodies to decompose. At least 24 inmates have already been attended to at the General Hospital of Roraima, the majority in critical condition, with sores mainly on their hands and legs.

The disease may be caused by the high concentration of scabies, syphilis and . . .

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