Skip to comments.Man in Germany dies after being licked by dog and contracting rare infection
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.
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Good boy gimme a kiss......No thanks
Mans Worst Friend for this guy
That SUCKS!! or licks in his case
And I still have friends who say a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s.
Sure,lick your anus and yer mouth is pristine.
Checking stats for homosexual disease will change your “friends” minds.
Thank goodness humans shake hands!
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.
Maybe his dog was gay!
You know why a dog licks its ......
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.
very ruff. Still, a dog is man’s best friend for the most part.
Did he have his spleen removed? That makes you more prone to this kind of infection.
Haven’t heard that one in years.
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.
You know why Democrats break the law? Cause they can.
That’s what you get when you allow a canine to lick your face after it licks its butt and genitals........
63 isn’t old these days.
RE “Dog licks its..”
In dog language it’s called “Shining up the boyos”...
There’s SO FREAKING MUCH WRONG WITH YOU if you think 63 is OLD.
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