Wife says husband contracted flesh-eating bacteria kayaking on Tennessee River

WTVF - 07-16


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man is being treated at an Alabama hospital after his wife says he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria kayaking on the Tennessee River. Cassey Rutherford took to social media warning others after her husband, Ricky, became very ill. He began feeling bad on July 8 with a 103-degree fever and leg cramps. By Tuesday, she said he could barely walk.