Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog lick

Surgeons have amputated the legs and hands of a Wisconsin man who contracted a rare blood infection from a dog lick.

Posted: Aug. 2, 2018 1:51 PM

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Surgeons have amputated the legs and hands of a Wisconsin man who contracted a rare blood infection from a dog lick.

Greg Manteufel remains hospitalized at a Milwaukee area hospital. Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin infectious disease specialist Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price says the bacteria that invaded Manteufel’s body comes from the saliva of a dog. She says the infection caused Manteufel’s blood pressure to drop and circulation in his limbs to decrease rapidly.

His wife, Dawn Manteufel, says her 48-year-old husband was perfectly healthy until he began having flu-like symptoms that landed him in the hospital. The bacteria attacked quickly and aggressively. Munoz-Price says the infection is rare, adding that 99 percent of people with dogs will never contract the bacteria.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Robinson
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 36°
Indianapolis
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 37°
Rockville
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 39°
Casey
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 36°
Brazil
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 39°
Marshall
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Rainy, Windy & Colder
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Friday Afternoon Weather

Image

April in Paris, Country Club of Terre Haute April 25 10am

Image

All You Need to Know for Friday

Image

Occasional showers. Windy. Colder. High: 46°

Image

Do you want a casino in Terre Haute?

Image

Rain, rain, and rain - Kevin breaks down the forecast

Image

West Vigo baseball

Image

Kids in the kitchen at the children's museum

Image

North Central Parke Schools to get new superintendent

Image

Putnam County Police Officer honored

WTHI Events