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East Naples man recuperating from flesh-eating disease

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 Chester Cocozza, 76, rests in a hyperbaric chamber during treatment at the Wound Center at Physicians Regional Medical Center on Collier Boulevard on Monday. Cocozza has been receiving treatments after contracting a soft tissue infection called necrotizing fasciitis.

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Chester Cocozza, 76, rests in a hyperbaric chamber during treatment at the Wound Center at Physicians Regional Medical Center on Collier Boulevard on Monday. Cocozza has been receiving treatments after contracting a soft tissue infection called necrotizing fasciitis.

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  • Scott McIntyre/Staff 
 Chester Cocozza, 76, is pulled out of a hyperbaric chamber during treatment at the Wound Center at Physicians Regional Medical Center on Collier Boulevard on Monday. Cocozza has been receiving treatments after contracting a soft tissue infection called necrotizing fasciitis.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff 
 Chester Cocozza, 76, rests in a hyperbaric chamber during treatment at the Wound Center at Physicians Regional Medical Center on Collier Boulevard on Monday. Cocozza has been receiving treatments after contracting a soft tissue infection called necrotizing fasciitis.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff 
 In this photo, Chester Cocozza's leg where a soft tissue infection called necrotizing fasciitis took pieces of his left leg away.

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