In Revelation 17:16, it says the ten kings will hate the whore, make her desolate, and burn her with fire.
It also says that they will eat her flesh.
Perhaps the ten kings will be unloosing all kinds of bacteria and viruses in the land of the whore.
That would occur before they completely burn her.
Could one of the things that they unloose upon the whore be flesh eating bacteria, upon everyone?