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October 02, 2018 - 12:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who lost his hands, feet and parts of his arms and legs to a rare blood infection transmitted by dog saliva was praised by his doctors Tuesday for his positive outlook and determination to walk again with prosthetics. Greg Manteufel, 48, was discharged two weeks ago...
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In this Aug. 2, 2018 photo provided by Dawn Manteufel, Greg Manteufel lays in his hospital bed at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Surgeons have had to amputate his legs and hands after he contracted a rare blood infection from a dog lick. Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin infectious disease specialist Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price says the infection caused Manteufel's blood pressure to drop and circulation in his limbs to decrease rapidly. Munoz-Price says the infection is rare, adding that 99 percent of people with dogs will never contract the bacteria. (Dawn Manteufel via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 1:29 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man was preparing for additional surgeries after having part of his legs and forearms amputated because of a dog lick that led to a rare blood infection, his wife said Thursday. Greg Manteufel, 48, has been hospitalized since late June, when he went to a Milwaukee-area...
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Veterinarians Iron Mavraki, left, and Meni Tsakalidi treat a cat that suffered burns and other injuries in Pikermi, east of Athens, after a wildfire swept through popular summer resorts near Athens and claimed the lives of more than 80 people. (AP Photo/Boris Pilipenko)
July 27, 2018 - 2:47 am
PIKERMI, Greece (AP) — The kitten lay on the ground so perfectly still that passing volunteer rescuers had initially written her off as just another of the many victims — human and animal — of this week's ferocious wildfires near Athens. But then came a hint of life — the frail feline began crying...
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