Lady'' s death credited to infection from a pet lick

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WTMJ)– A local female’s death was possibly triggered by an infection from a canine lick, the same infection that is afflicting one West Bend man.

Earlier this month Greg Manteufel developed a comparable infection, leading to the amputation of his hands and legs. Physicians think it was from a bacteria transferred to him when a pet licked him.

[Related: Guy has actually 4 limbs amputated after pet dog lick leads to severe blood infection]

Sharon Larson had just gotten a young puppy. It nipped at her, triggering a small cut. A day after taking him to the vet for a check-up, Sharon was hurried to the healthcare facility.

“I was informed she could get struck by lightning 4 times and live, win the lottery two times,” stated Sharon’s other half Dan Larson. “that’s how uncommon this is expected to be.

Dan is still in shock. He believed she had the influenza.

“General antibiotics that they put her on didn’t do anything,” he said.

Within 2 days at Wheaton Franciscan in Franklin, Sharon was dead, at 58-years-old.

“I feel like I got robbed. Lost my best arm. My buddy,” Dan stated.

Physicians informed him she evaluated favorable for capnocytophaga. They say the germs, discovered in the saliva of a lot of pet dogs, felines, even some human beings, is rarely problematic and practically never ever lethal.

However when specific individuals come in contact with it, it can have terrible repercussions, like for Sharon.

“I had no knowledge,” said Sharon’s boy Steven.

Sharon’s child desires more answers given that there is no real tracking of how many cases there have been.

“What do you desire individuals to know? To always be more mindful. cut to individuals think nothing of getting an easy pet bite. But even something so basic … can go wrong,” Steven said.

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