(FOX NEWS) -- A Texas man who died last week of a flesh-eating bacteria infection has been identified as a carpenter who was helping to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Josue Zurita, 31, was described as a hard-working and kind man by grieving friends and family members, KPRC reported.
“It’s unbelievable,” Brenda Avalos, a family friend, told the news outlet. “We still don’t accept that he’s not here.”
Zurita reportedly contracted the necrotizing fasciitis through a wound on his arm, and his condition quickly deteriorated, KPRC reported. Health officials believe the bacteria entered his body from contaminated floodwaters and debris left by the hurricane.
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