• For A Small Number Of People, A Dog Lick Could Be Deadly

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

    This summer, Wisconsin doctors determined a woman's death and a man's quadruple limb amputation were caused by the same bacteria. Known as Capnocytophaga canimorsus , it is found in the saliva of approximately 70% of dogs and 60% of cats.
    But before you cancel your trip to Wisconsin or rehome your pets, keep in mind that human infections with this frightening pathogen are extremely rare.
    “More than 99% of the people that have dogs will never have this issue. It's just chance,” Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, an infectious disease specialist, told Fox 6 Now .
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