Father who lost three limbs to strep A leaves hospital after doctors gave 3% survival chance.
Fungal Infections. Bacterial Infections. Viral Infections. Hannah Rinehart: Cancer survivor, 32, has hands and feet amputated after catching deadly infection from puppy. By Lydia Warren Published: 20:35 GMT, 30 July 2012 | Updated: 22:00 GMT, 30 July 2012 A 32-year-old woman who has already fought cancer twice faces yet another battle after both her hands and feet were amputated following a rare infection caught from her puppy.
Hannah Rinehart has been in a medically-induced coma at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Georgia since July 3, after the bacteria ravaged her body and left her with a 103 degree fever. Doctors were forced to amputate the nurse's hands and feet last Thursday after her body went into septic shock and she suffered circulatory problems. Scroll down for video Battle: Hannah Rinehart, pictured with her husband Mark and their dog Brownie, has had both hands and feet removed after she caught a rare infection from the puppy's saliva They believe she contracted capnocytophaga, an infection usually found in the saliva of dogs. 'It was basically like being struck by lightning,' Mr Rinehart told the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Drug user dies with 'anthrax infection' at Blackpool hospital. The source of the infection is presumed to be contaminated heroinThe drug user's death follows a spate of cases in Europe since early JuneExperts say the risk to the general population is negligible By Emily Allen Published: 11:08 GMT, 17 August 2012 | Updated: 11:55 GMT, 17 August 2012 Anthrax is very rare but it's a bacterial infection caused by Bacillus anthracis (pictured) A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, health experts said.
The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs died in hospital in Blackpool. The name of the person or the hospital has not been disclosed. The HPA said the source of the infection is presumed to be contaminated heroin. The news comes after a spate of cases in Europe since early June. The HPA said it is 'unclear' whether the case in Blackpool and another case in Scotland - which was confirmed at the end of July - are linked to the European outbreak. Bacillus anthracis spores can survive in the environment for years or decades. World Health Organisation investigates mystery illness which kills 60 young Cambodian children. The man recovering from surgery to remove massive tumours that left him struggling to see or breathe.
Wu Qiang, 33, was born with a small bump on his faceSeven years ago it began growing and his face became covered in tumoursDiagnosed with hemangiomas - benign tumors of cells that line blood vesselsRecently had surgery after they left him unable to see or breathe properly By Anna Hodgekiss Published: 14:40 GMT, 14 November 2012 | Updated: 16:01 GMT, 14 November 2012 Wu Qiang was suffering from diagnosed with hemangiomas, benign tumors of the cells that line blood vessels.
The tumours had even grown over his eyes, leaving him virtually blind A Chinese man is recovering from surgery to remove huge, disfiguring facial tumours. Wu Qiang, 33, was born with a small bump on his face. But in 2005 the bump started to grow quickly and just a few years later his face was completely covered in unsightly tumours. They had even grown over his eyes, leaving him virtually blind.
Mr Qiang was later diagnosed with hemangiomas - benign tumors of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels. Wesley Warren Jr: Man with 100-pound scrotum REJECTS free $1m corrective surgery. By Michael Zennie Published: 22:34 GMT, 18 June 2012 | Updated: 16:04 GMT, 19 June 2012 A Las Vegas man who suffers from a rare condition that made his scrotum swell to 100 pounds is basking in the fame that his giant organ has brought him.
In fact, the attention is proving so intoxicating that Wesley Warren Jr turned down an offer to perform the $1 million corrective surgery for free because he would have had to give up the rights to his story. A second doctor has agreed to waive most of the cost for the procure, but Mr Warren still hasn't taken him up on the offer. Yosemite National Park: Second tourist within a month dies of rare rodent-borne hanta virus. Death follows that of a 37-year-old man believed to have contracted the disease in JuneVisitors to the park should be aware of flu-like symptoms and to seek medical help immediately if they appearEfforts underway to contact visitors who stayed in tent accommodation in the park's Curry Village between June and August One other confirmed case and a fourth possible case is currently being investigated.
US man contracts the plague saving a mouse. Man with BUBONIC PLAGUE will have his fingers & toes amputated after cat bite. By Hannah Rand Published: 20:35 GMT, 17 July 2012 | Updated: 23:10 GMT, 17 July 2012 A 59-year-old man is out of hospital after spending a month in intensive care due to infection from the bubonic plague. Paul Gaylord, 59, developed the symptoms after he was bitten by a stray cat his family had adopted. The cat, named Charlie, had caught a rodent which was stuck in his throat. It is thought that the rat was infected by fleas, which carry the disease. Legionnaires' disease outbreak 2012: Cooling towers blamed for death of man and 40 victims.
Leading Legionnaire’s expert claimed cash-strapped firms were deliberately falsifying safety logs and said the practice could have devastating consequencesBacteria thought to have been transmitted via droplets of infected water from cloud of gas rising into the airHealth chiefs questioned over delay in investigating all possible avenuesLabourer Robert Air, 56, died from deadly bug in Edinburgh Royal InfirmaryTens of thousands at risk as epidemic could spread 44 square miles from sourceSymptoms include coughing, chest pains, fever and chills.
Strain of gonorrhea that infects millions each year 'could soon be untreatable', says World Health Organisation. Babies born to gonorrhea-infected mothers have 50 per cent chance of being blind106million new cases of disease annually - the second most common STD after chlamydiaScientists blame overuse of antibiotics coupled with bacteria's astonishing ability to adaptDoctors in Britain switching to using combination of antibiotics over longer period of timeClose to becoming a superbug as researchers admit they can do little to halt its rapid spread By Chris Hanlon Published: 20:05 GMT, 6 June 2012 | Updated: 07:57 GMT, 7 June 2012 A 'super' strain of untreatable gonorrhea is sweeping developed countries across the world including Britain and Northern Ireland.
The sexually transmitted disease, which infects millions of people every year, is becoming resistant to all antibiotics, according to the World Health Organisation. The U.N. health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of the STD, the second most common after chlamydia. Young man's battle to find a cure for condition that has left him with a giant head, feet and hands. Sian Mumtaz, from Lahore, is thought to have the same condition as 'Elephant Man' Joesph MerrickHe hopes that he will discover a cure for the disease that has left him seriously disfigured so he can find love By Tammy Hughes Published: 17:31 GMT, 30 May 2012 | Updated: 10:06 GMT, 31 May 2012 A young man, who has been plagued with a rare condition which left him with a giant head, feet and hands, is desperately searching for a cure so he can finally find love.
Sain Mumtaz, 22, has been seriously disfigured by Proteus syndrome which has caused certain parts of his body to continue growing. He has been accepted by locals in his neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lahore, in Pakistan, but the disease has left him with ongoing medical problems and he finds it difficult to get around. Man has surgery to remove tumour the size of a FOOTBALL from his face. By Emily Allen Published: 22:18 GMT, 18 May 2012 | Updated: 22:29 GMT, 18 May 2012 Chen Jianguo before his face tumour was removed earlier this month A homeless Chinese man has undergone surgery to have a tumour the size of a football removed from his face.
Chen Jianguo, 37, had been living with the disfigurement for almost 20 years until doctors gave him a new lease of life. The tumour, which was so big it affected his eye sight and ability to eat, first appeared on his face in 1995 and continued to grow. At its largest it completely disfigured the right-hand-side of his face, eye, and nose, and almost completely obscured his mouth. Since the remarkable treatment his face has returned to a normal size, although his right eye is bruised and skin slightly saggy around his chin.