Man dies after being licked by his dog and contracting rare infection

Stephen Cole of the School of Veterinary Medicine said that capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacterium found in the mouths of some pets, is “completely normal flora of a dog’s mouth and usually doesn’t cause any sort of significant disease. However, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong patient ... it can lead to severe infections—but very, very rarely.”

・ From CNN