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    HEALTH NEWS German man dies after being licked by his dog

    German man dies after being licked by his dog

    Exposure to bacteria commonly found in dogs' mouths was enough to send the man into a deadly septic shock.

    A man in Bremen, Germany, died from a very rare infection he developed after his dog licked him, doctors reported last month in the European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine.

    According to the report, the unidentified 63-year-old was healthy before coming down with a fever, trouble breathing, leg pain, and a rash of purplish-red splotches on his face and legs.
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    Despite antibiotics in the ICU, his organs started failing & he died 16 days later. No word on the status of his dog.
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    Re: HEALTH NEWS German man dies after being licked by his dog

    Man's Legs, Hands Amputated After Infection Caused by Bacteria in Dog Saliva

    Man's Legs, Hands Amputated After Infection Caused by Bacteria in Dog Saliva

    A Wisconsin man had his lower legs and hands amputated after developing a rare blood infection caused by bacteria in dog saliva.

    He first developed flu-like symptoms such as fever and vomiting. By the next morning, his temperature had soared and he was delirious. After his wife rushed him to the hospital, she noticed his body was covered in bruises, as if he'd been beaten with a baseball bat, the Washington Post reported.
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    The causative agent is a common bacterium found in healthy dog saliva: Capnocytophaga canimorsus. It is found in cat saliva also.
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