Tuesday, August 7, 2018
WEST BEND WI - AN OTHERWISE HEALTHY MAN CONTRACTED CAPNOCYTOPHAGA CANIMORSUS, A BACTERIA FOUND IN DOG SALIVA, AND SUFFERED AMPUTATION ON ALL HIS LIMBS
When Greg Manteufel fell ill last month, his family initially thought he had a bad flu. But then the sickness got worse. His body was covered in bruises and he had to be rushed to the emergency room. Somehow, the West Bend man had contracted Capnocytophaga canimorsus — a bacteria found in dog saliva. Within days he was fighting for his life. Doctors amputated his feet, then the lower part of both his legs.