GA Woman Loses Hands, Feet to Dog Saliva Infection

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A Georgia woman is fighting for her life after contracting a rare infection, one she likely got from her dog.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has details:

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Hannah Rinehart’s immune system is weakened after beating cancer twice, which doctors say is likely why she contracted a rare bacteria found in dog saliva.

(Rinehart) “Whenever things got in her way, she was able to beat ‘em down.”

Her husband, Mark, says the 32-year-old is in a medically-induced coma, with circulation issues forcing surgery to remove dead tissue.

(Rinehart) “…Which included both hands and feet.”

The pair recently adopted a puppy, and Rinehart says he’ll discuss whether or not they keep the dog with his wife after she wakes up.

(Rinehart) “She’s got a passion for living, and she’s gonna be grateful for every day she’s got after this.”

Rinehart was declared cancer-free seven years ago this week.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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