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Man in Germany dies after being licked by dog and contracting rare infection
Sky News ^ | 26 November 2019 | unknown

Posted on 11/26/2019 3:36:13 PM PST by fruser1

The previously healthy 63-year-old died from multi-organ failure a few weeks after being licked.

He was infected with capnocytophaga canimorsus - a bacteria founds in the saliva and gums of canines and cats - which can sometimes be transmitted to humans.

The unnamed man was treated with antibiotics in hospital after experiencing three days of fevers and breathing difficulties.

He also had petechiae (tiny purple, red or brown spots) on his face, and dysaesthesia - nerve damage in his right leg.

His family and the doctors then decided to cease treatment and life support was turned off as the man succumbed to his infection 16 days after treatment began.

Medics have narrowed down the cause to a lick from his dog.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; dogs; lick
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Rough.
1 posted on 11/26/2019 3:36:13 PM PST by fruser1
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To: fruser1

Good boy gimme a kiss......No thanks

Mans Worst Friend for this guy


2 posted on 11/26/2019 3:39:36 PM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: fruser1

That SUCKS!! or licks in his case


3 posted on 11/26/2019 3:41:48 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: fruser1

And I still have friends who say a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s.


4 posted on 11/26/2019 3:42:07 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Fungi

Sure,lick your anus and yer mouth is pristine.
Checking stats for homosexual disease will change your “friends” minds.


5 posted on 11/26/2019 3:47:02 PM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: Bell Bouy II

Thank goodness humans shake hands!


6 posted on 11/26/2019 3:53:48 PM PST by moovova
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To: Fungi

It’s true.

Conditionally.

A dog’s mouth is generally cleaner of bacteria and whatnot of things that could hurt dogs, whereas the the human mouth harbors a lot of things that could hurt humans.


7 posted on 11/26/2019 3:53:52 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Bell Bouy II

Maybe his dog was gay!


8 posted on 11/26/2019 3:55:51 PM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Calvin Locke

Cat/Dog analogy
aka Apples/Oranges


9 posted on 11/26/2019 3:59:38 PM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: tired&retired

You know why a dog licks its ......
......never mind


10 posted on 11/26/2019 4:00:59 PM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: fruser1

2 years ago in our village in NE Thailand we had 3 people die of rabies after being licked by an infected dog. So if you are in a 3rd world country be very careful to interact with pets.


11 posted on 11/26/2019 4:27:36 PM PST by where's_the_Outrage? (Drain the Swamp. Build the Wall.)
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To: fruser1

very ruff. Still, a dog is man’s best friend for the most part.


12 posted on 11/26/2019 4:33:01 PM PST by Redcitizen (Tagline not secure.)
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Did he have his spleen removed? That makes you more prone to this kind of infection.


13 posted on 11/26/2019 5:00:07 PM PST by brianr10
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To: Bell Bouy II

Haven’t heard that one in years.
</chuckle>


14 posted on 11/26/2019 5:01:21 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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His family and the doctors then decided to cease treatment and life support was turned off as the man succumbed to his infection 16 days after treatment began.

I wonder if he might have survived, even with nerve damage to his leg, if he had better medical care. There is an attitude, in many hospitals, that an old person is useless. I have known of a stoke victim who became severely dehydrated, because they did not keep the water up to him, in hospital. Water! The most basic thing to supply.

15 posted on 11/26/2019 5:03:01 PM PST by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: Bell Bouy II

You know why Democrats break the law? Cause they can.


16 posted on 11/26/2019 5:08:26 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: fruser1

That’s what you get when you allow a canine to lick your face after it licks its butt and genitals........


17 posted on 11/26/2019 5:20:39 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Never take a centipede shopping for shoes)
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To: BlackVeil

63 isn’t old these days.


18 posted on 11/26/2019 5:30:22 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: Bell Bouy II

RE “Dog licks its..”

In dog language it’s called “Shining up the boyos”...


19 posted on 11/26/2019 5:51:00 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BlackVeil

There’s SO FREAKING MUCH WRONG WITH YOU if you think 63 is OLD.

Just wow.


20 posted on 11/26/2019 5:51:07 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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