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Flesh-eating bacteria victim Aimee Copeland released from hospital

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)

A Georgia woman diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease has left a hospital after nearly two months. 

Aimee Copeland was released from Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta Monday. 

The 24-year-old moved to an in-patient rehabilitation clinic, where she'll spend the next several weeks learning to move herself with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.

The graduate student at the University of West Georgia contracted the rare infection, necrotizing fasciitis, after she suffered a deep cut falling from a broken zip-line in May.

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