In a second study in the journal, researchers said drug-resistant staph has acquired ''flesh-eating'' capabilities and caused 14 cases of rare necrotizing fasciitis in the Los Angeles area. The 14 needed surgery; 10 were in intensive care. The condition is usually caused by strep bacteria. There has been only one other confirmed case caused by staph. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus . It's what's for dinner.