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Woman Loses Hands, Feet From Rare Bacterial Infection Caused By Dog's Saliva

CUMMING, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) - A cancer survivor is battling for her life after losing her hands and feet to a rare bacterial infection that is found primarily in the saliva of dogs.

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Hannah Rinehart, 32, has been in the intensive care unit at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Ga., since July 3 after suffering a 103-degree fever. On July 26, Rinehart had her hands and feet amputated due to capnocytophaga, an infection usually found in the saliva of dogs.

Mark Rinehart, Hannah's husband, believes the infection came from their 1-year-old dog, but doesn't know if the dog ever bit her and punctured her skin. click here to read more

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