The Capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, found in the saliva of dogs and cats, can be deadly to humans. Photo: Shutterstock

A dog licked a healthy man. The man died within weeks after suffering horrifying flu-like symptoms, severe sepsis, kidney failure and brain swelling

  • Rare infection that killed German man was caused by the Capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, found in saliva of dogs and cats
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The Capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, found in the saliva of dogs and cats, can be deadly to humans. Photo: Shutterstock
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