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Capnocytophaga: What are the Facts?

by Lori Hehn - August 10, 2018 at 12:15 PM

There have been several articles published this week regarding a very rare infection from a bacterium called Capnocytophaga, which a man contracted resulting in multiple limb amputation. (How does dog saliva turn into a life-threatening infection?)

The articles state that he likely contracted the organism from his dog's mouth. Before you panic about your daily dose of dog kisses, let's review some facts about this bacterium.

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Campylobacter Outbreak: Zoonosis Reminder

by Lori Hehn - September 14, 2017 at 12:47 PM

There has been an outbreak of Campylobacter that has been sourced to a pet store chain. This is a good reminder to always be diligent about hand-washing and cleaning the hospital.

No matter where pets come from, they can potentially carry a disease that can be passed on to humans or to other pets.

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