Woman gets blood poisoning after kissing dog

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Date: July 3rd, 2016

fidoA new case from BMJ Case Reports reported that a 70-year-old woman was infected with sepsis, likely from her Italian greyhound.

Although no scratch or bite was found, doctors noted that “close petting including licks was reported,” according to the study.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus septicaemia, a bacterium, is frequently isolated in the oral cavities of dogs and cats.

While rare, it typically causes infection after a dog bite, making this case unusual, study authors noted.  More

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One Response to “Woman gets blood poisoning after kissing dog”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    it’s all the owners faults. dogs & children react to their “parents”. I’m approaching 70 & none of my dogs (or children) were afraid of fireworks.

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