Woman Contracts Deadly Disease After Dog Licked Her Face.
Posted On 03/08/2016
A 70-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room with seizures and organ failure after contracting blood poisoning after her Italian greyhound licked her face. The saliva transferred from the pooch smooch resulted in blood poisonings in the unique case confirmed in the BMJ Case Reports medical journal.
Sepsis derives from the bacteria, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, and is normally transferred through dog bites.
According to the National Institute of Health if sepsis develops into septic shock there is a potential mortality rate of 50%.