Aimee Copeland’s Condition Upgraded To ‘Good’

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman battling a flesh-destroying disease has reached another milestone, as doctors have again upgraded her health condition.

Hospital officials in Augusta said Monday that Aimee Copeland’s condition has been upgraded from serious to good.

The 24-year-old woman developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a fall May 1 from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated.

A spokeswoman for Doctors Hospital in Augusta, where Copeland has been treated throughout most of her recovery, announced the condition change on Monday.

A statement from the hospital says guidelines for patients in good condition include stable vital signs within normal limits. Also, patients in good condition are conscious and comfortable; and “indicators are excellent.”

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