Model Lauren Wasser Loses Both Legs to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Model Lauren Wasser Loses Both Legs to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Samarah Peters , Freshman Liason

The viral story of model Lauren Wasser who lost her right leg in 2012 due to toxic shock syndrome is due to lose her left leg soon. Wasser recently stated to The Washington Post that she was still in tremendous pain, and she was left with no choice but to amputate it.

Toxic shock syndrome is a severe illness caused by exotoxin, and the main risk to getting this infection is from tampons, which Wasser got Toxic Shock from.  If a wound were to happen around the tampon, the toxins inside of the tampon would infect the blood and possibly kill the person. Wasser recently had a horrible flu, and it kept hurting her left leg. She went to the doctors to figure out what was the matter with her, only to realize she was experiencing toxic shock once again.

 

Source: Apple News