A Cartersville man is facing his sixth surgery Tuesday after contracting the same flesh-decaying bacterial infection as Aimee Copeland.
Bobby Vaughn, 33, is the third person whose infection has come to light in recent weeks in the region.
Vaughn is being treated for necrotizing fasciitis at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center - the same hospital as Copeland.
Vaughn, a landscaper, has been in the hospital since May 4. He said he fell ill after getting a "very small cut on his leg" near his groin area while trimming weeds.