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Animal Bacteria That Forced Amputation Linked to 2 New Cases

Animal Bacteria That Forced Amputation Linked to 2 New Cases
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Sunday, 12 August 2018 03:46 PM

Bacteria spread through animal saliva — which forced the amputation of a Wisconsin man's hands and legs in June —has been linked to two other cases in the state, USA Today reported.

Sharon Larson, 58, of South Milwaukee, died June 23, not long after being nipped by her new puppy, Bo, WISN-TV reported.

In 2015, 3-year-old Liam Young of Grant County had his fingers and toes amputated after developing the same infection, his father told USA Today.

Both had tested positive for capnocytophaga canimorsus, bacteria often found in the saliva of dogs and cats.

In June, Greg Manteufel of West Bend, Wis., lost both hands and his lower legs because of the same bacteria. Although the bacteria are common and not harmful to pets, they can in rare cases make humans sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA Today reported.

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Bacteria spread through animal saliva - which forced the amputation of a Wisconsin man's hands and legs in June -has been linked to two other cases in the state, USA Today reported. Sharon Larson, 58, of South Milwaukee, died June 23, not long after being nipped by her new...
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