AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa:
A homeless man charged with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain at a course in central Iowa has been ordered jailed on a $5 million cash-only bond.
“Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed. Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.” – ISU Athletics Director Jamie Pollard
Collin Daniel Richards made a brief court appearance Tuesday from the Story County jail in Nevada, Iowa.
The 22-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a student at Iowa State University, whose body was found in a pond at a golf course in Ames on Monday.
A conviction would result in a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
The public defender’s office, which has been appointed to represent Richards, says he doesn’t have an address or a job.
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 28.
A criminal complaint says a top amateur female golfer from Spain died after being repeatedly stabbed by a homeless man at a course near her university campus in Iowa.
A complaint filed Tuesday charges 22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards with first-degree murder in the slaying of Celia Barquin Arozamena, who attended Iowa State University.
Barquin was found dead Monday morning in a pond at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Des Moines. She had stab wounds to her upper torso, head and neck.
The complaint says Richards was living in a tent in a temporary camp near the golf course and that he had allegedly told an acquaintance about his “urge to rape and kill a woman.”
Officers say Richards had several scratches on his face and a deep laceration on his left hand. They recovered a knife in his possession.
The women’s golf team of Iowa State University has withdrawn from a tournament and returned to Ames following the death of a teammate, a champion player from Spain.
The Cyclones said on Tuesday that they pulled out of the East & West Match Play in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be with friends and family and to grieve the loss of Celia Barquin Arozamena.
The 22-year-old woman was found dead Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Officers determined she was also assaulted.
Twenty-two-year-old Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with first-degree murder.
Barquin was a native of Puente San Miguel, Spain. She won a Big 12 title this past season and played in the U.S. Women’s Open in early June, missing the cut.
A former Iowa State University golfer has been found dead at a golf course, and a man has been charged with murder.
Police said in a news release that 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames and officers determined she had died after being assaulted. They said 22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with first-degree murder.
Additional details weren’t immediately available.
Barquin Arozamena was the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year. The university says the native of Puente San Miguel, Spain, was finishing her civil engineering degree this semester after exhausting her eligibility at Iowa State in 2017-2018.
Police said officers were called to the golf course around 10:20 a.m. Monday after golfers found a golf bag with no one around it. Officers found a body some distance from the bag.
FLINT (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to five years of probation for handcuffing people while pretending to be a police officer in Flint, Michigan.
The Flint Journal reports that Jeffrey Jones was sentenced Monday in Genesee County Circuit Court.
Jones pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer. He and four others had been responding since 2015 to 911 calls. They had fake badges, handcuffs and weapons, and drove vehicles equipped with emergency lights.
They were members of a group calling itself the Genesee County Fire and EMS Media-Genesee County Task Force Blight Agency. Authorities have said the group fooled police, firefighters and the public. Some people were held at gunpoint.
An investigation started after a complaint about rude Genesee County park rangers who turned out to be impostors.
(CNN) — Will wedding bells for Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin be ringing soon?
Bieber and Baldwin were spotted by photographers at a courthouse in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The pair, who got engaged in July, were there to obtain their wedding license, a source close to the couple tells CNN.
Baldwin recently told The Cut that she has hired a wedding planner and has picked a designer to make a custom wedding gown. She also dropped some hints about their upcoming ceremony.
“I think having it in the woods would be so beautiful,” she said. “My sister will be my bridesmaid. I was hers last year. And maybe Justin’s little sister as a flower girl. Is 10 too old?”
Bieber popped the question to Baldwin while on vacation in the Bahamas.
Shortly after the engagement, Bieber took to Instagram to confirm the news, “My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else.”
He went on to say, “God’s timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured!”
CNN has reached out to the couple’s representatives for comment.
(CNN) — Texas students may no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller in social studies class.
Texas wants to delete some content from the required curriculum so that teachers can take deeper dives into certain topics, rather than emphasizing such things as the memorization of dates, Donna Bahorich, chairperson of the Texas State Board of Education said in a statement Monday.
Texas students may no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller in social studies class.
Officials said teachers can still talk about the excised historical figures — but it will not be mandatory. There won’t be new textbooks under the plan, so the “cut” figures will remain on paper.
Bahorich said that the board realizes people will disagree on who is essential to include in the required curriculum.
“Texas simply has too many learning standards, required to be taught and assessed on state assessments, for educators to cover in a year,” she said.
The board made a preliminary decision Friday to “streamline” the curriculum for its 5.4 million students, acting upon recommendations from volunteer work groups. It will take a final vote in November.
The working groups looked at historical figures and scored them on a point system, with factors including diverse perspectives, whether they were part of a watershed moment and the impact on or for underrepresented groups.
Clinton scored a five; Keller, an advocate for the deaf and blind, a seven; and Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presidential candidate, received no points.
Evangelist Billy Graham scored a 4 on the scale, and an earlier working group recommended he be removed from the curriculum. But he was back in the final recommendation.
The preliminary vote did bring some criticism.
“If Helen Keller was an important historical figure when I was in school (and she was), then she still is today,” Texas state Rep. Chris Turner tweeted Friday. “@HillaryClinton is the 1st and only woman to be the presidential nominee of a major party in U.S. history. Enough said.”
What is perhaps the most famous landmark in Texas also came up for discussion. The school board rejected an advisory board’s recommendation that the word “heroic” not be used to describe the defenders of the Alamo against the Mexican army in 1836. The board did give final approval on a new Mexican-American studies course.
(CNN) — Some amazing archaeological finds involve daring adventures into hidden tombs. Others — as is the case with the discovery of a beautiful new sphinx in Egypt — simply involve a spot of drainage.
The newly uncovered sandstone statue, believed to be more than 2,000 years old, was revealed during work to lower the groundwater level in an ancient temple.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said on its Facebook page that the sphinx was found on the southeastern side of the Kom Ombo temple near the southern city of Aswan.
Images released by the ministry show a classic sphinx, with the body of lion and the head of a human, wearing a snake crown and headdress. The statue appears to be mostly intact.
Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the statue dates from the Ptolemaic era which ran from 300 BC to 30 BC. He said it was found close to the location where two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were recovered two months earlier.
More excavations are expected to take place around the temple to try to learn more about the sphinx, Abdel Moneim Saeed, general director of Aswan Antiquities, said, according to the ministry.
Sphinxes are recurring creatures in the mythologies of ancient Egyptian, Persian and Greek cultures. Their likeness are often found near tombs or religious buildings.
The most famous, the Great Sphinx of Giza, is believed to have been built next to the Nile river in about 2500 BC for the pharaoh Khafra, who also ordered construction of one of the pyramids of Giza.
While the Great Sphinx is an imposing 73 meters (240 feet) long and more than 20 meters high, the latest discovery at Kom Ombo is reported to be a mere 38 centimeters high.
Kom Ombo is considered unusual for an ancient Egyptian temple because it is dedicated to two separate deities — crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Haroeris.
Three hundred crocodile mummies discovered near the temple are displayed in an adjacent Crocodile Museum.
Highlighting the fact that Egypt still has mysteries yet to uncover, the sphinx may help draw more visitors back to a country whose recent social and political upheavals led to a sharp decline in tourism.
The latest discovery follows the recent opening of the newly restored Tomb of Mehu, a 4,000-year-old burial site near Giza that has been hidden from public view since its discovery 80 years ago.
(CNN) — Nearly 1 in 11 middle and high school students in the US has used cannabis in an e-cigarette, according to a new report.
That breaks down to 12.4% of high schoolers and 4.5% of middle schoolers — 8.9% combined — who have ever vaped marijuana, which is on par with or higher than what previous studies have found. The data come from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, which includes more than 20,000 students nationwide.
Health experts say this finding adds to evidence that a growing vaping trend is affecting kids’ developing brains and acting as a gateway to other drugs.
The report also comes just after Dr. Scott Gottlieb, head of the US Food and Drug Administration, took aim at e-cigarette manufacturers Wednesday, warning that they must show in the next two months how they’ll keep the devices out of the hands of young people.
“Kids need to be made aware that this isn’t just a harmless fad,” said professor Richard Miech, who studies drug use trends at the University of Michigan. He was not involved in the new report, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
“This high rate of cannabis use in e-cigarettes is a public health concern,” study author Katrina Trivers, an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an e-mail.
“Any form of tobacco product use is unsafe among youth, irrespective of whether it’s smoked, smokeless, or electronic,” added Trivers, lead epidemiologist in the agency’s Office on Smoking and Health.
The rapid spread of e-cigarettes, which work by heating a liquid until it vaporizes, was flagged in a 2016 report by the US surgeon general, which cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from 2011 to 2015. E-cigarette use declined for the first time in 2016 but held steady the following year. Trivers said these trends are “comparable to a rollercoaster ride.”
The surgeon general’s report warned that e-cigs were a possible vehicle for drugs like marijuana, but at the time, it was “unclear and understudied” how often that happened.
One of the studies that did exist at the time was an anonymous survey of high school students in Connecticut. It found that 5.4% of them had vaped cannabis — less than half of the 12.4% cited in the new report.
Perhaps this has to do with the types of students surveyed and where they lived. But the numbers “could simply reflect the fact that vaping cannabis is more popular now than it was in the past,” said the author of the Connecticut study, Meghan Morean, an assistant professor of psychology at Oberlin College and an adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. She was not involved in the latest report.
Morean is collecting new data on Connecticut students vaping cannabis, writing in an e-mail that she expects these numbers to be “considerably higher” than they were a few years ago.
Why the rise? It may have something to do with more relaxed laws around marijuana, a perception that the drug is less harmful than in the past, the increasing popularity of vaping products and how discreet some of these devices are, Morean said.
One of the most popular vapes, Juul, “looks like a flash drive … and the kids can just tuck it away when they’re done. So, how’re you going to know?” Francis Thompson, the principal of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut, previously told CNN.
Even if teachers and parents know that it’s an e-cig, they may not know what’s inside.
“It is very difficult (if not impossible) to tell whether a vaping device contains nicotine e-liquid or cannabis just from looking at the device or the cartridge,” Morean wrote. It may not even have a smell that’s detectable to others, she added.
Miech said, “I get calls every other day about Juuls. Everybody’s talking about Juuls, and there seems to be lots of anecdotal evidence that Juul use has really accelerated just in this particular year.
“If that’s true … then I would expect to see a very big increase in vaping in the coming years,” he added. “As vaping in general goes up, then vaping nicotine will go up, and vaping marijuana will go up. I think they’re all grouped together.”
A study published in August also found that teens who used e-cigarettes and hookah were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later on. However, “it’s not possible to conclusively determine whether the increased popularity of e-cigarettes in recent years has led to more kids trying cannabis,” Trivers said.
Other studies have drawn a link between vaping and cigarettes, suggesting that vaping is a “first step towards becoming an established cigarette user,” Miech said.
Miech is also a lead investigator for a separate nationwide survey, similar to the one cited in Monday’s report, called Monitoring the Future. According to its 2017 findings, 4% of eighth-graders, 9.8% of 10th-graders and 11.9% of 12th-graders have ever vaped marijuana. Miech said the new report’s similar numbers bolster his findings.
His work also found 24% of students had used marijuana over the previous year, up 1.3% from 2016.
Some students are more likely than others to put cannabis in their e-cigs, according to the new report: males, tobacco users and students who live in the same household as a tobacco user. Among students who had ever used an e-cigarette, nearly a third had used one to vape marijuana.
E-cigarettes have been the most popular tobacco product among both middle and high school students since 2014, according to a CDC report.
“This whole vaping thing has come on the scene pretty recently,” Miech said. With limited data, it can be hard to predict where this trend is going and what’s driving it.
(CNN) — There was something old, something new, something borrowed and a few losers blue at Monday’s Emmy Awards.
Television’s biggest night offered familiar faces, several wins by newcomers and even a marriage proposal.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Colin Jost (L) and Michael Che speak onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Drama series “Game of Thrones” was back with a vengeance, winning the night’s top prize for outstanding drama series.
It was a good night to be a freshman, at least in the comedy categories as several early awards were won by new shows.
Bill Hader onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Henry Winkler and Bill Hader won for outstanding supporting actor and outstanding lead actor in a comedy series respectively for HBO new series “Barry.”
Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned an outstanding lead actress in a comedy series win for star Rachel Brosnahan and the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series trophy for Alex Borstein.
Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to urge people to vote.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Rachel Brosnahan (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
“One of the things I love most about this show is it’s about a woman who’s finding her voice anew,” she said. “It’s something that’s happening all over the country right now. One of the ways you can [find your voice] is to vote. If you haven’t already registered, do it on your cellphone right now.”
The series also won outstanding comedy series and back-to-back trophies for Amy Sherman-Palladino, who took home wins for both outstanding writer and director for a comedy series.
“My panic room is going to be so pretty,” she joked.
Familiar favorite “Saturday Night Live” won for outstanding variety sketch series. With 82 nominations, show creator Lorne Michaels is the most-nominated individual in the history of the Emmys.
Mandy Moore attends (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
“In 1975 when we started, there were a lot of articles for most of that decade about how the networks wouldn’t be here much longer,” Michaels said. “And here we are, it’s 2018 and we’re the Emmys and we’re on NBC.”
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Actors Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Matthew Rhys of “The Americans” won outstanding lead actor in a drama series, and Claire Foy won outstanding lead actress in a drama for “The Crown.”
With its whopping 112 nominations, there were lots of eyes on “The Crown’s” home, streaming giant Netflix.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Michael Che arrives at the 70th Emmy Awards (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Emmys co-host Michael Che got in a zinger talking about all the money Netflix has been spending on new projects and deals.
“Netflix is like that Instagram model who’s always in Dubai,” he said. “It’s like ‘what do you really do?'”
‘Teddy Perkins’ From ‘Atlanta’ At The Emmys Confuses Fans
There was a joke at Monday night’s Emmy Awards that you only would have been in on if you are an “Atlanta” fan.
Teddy Perkins, the Michael Jackson-esque character played by star Donald Glover on the FX comedy last season, was in the audience at the ceremony, much to the delight of fans.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Donald Glover (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
But there was also some confusion.
Here’s the backstory: Glover portrayed the eccentric Perkins, in white face with a high voice, during the sixth episode of the series, sparking buzz among viewers because the dramatic nature of it was a total departure from the show’s usual vibe.
Glover was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, and there was some stir on social media when the Perkins character was spotted in a cut-away shot while the category was being announced.
Perkins even hugged the winner, Bill Hader, as he headed to the stage to collect the award for his performance in “Barry.”
Glenn Weiss Wins Best Emmy Moment With Live Proposal
We did not see it coming and it was beautiful.
Director Glenn Weiss took the stage to accept the Emmy Award for his work calling the shots at The Academy Awards and used the moment to propose to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.
Glenn Weiss “Directing – Variety Special for The Oscars” proposes to his girlfriend during the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17th, 2018.
“Jan, you are the sunshine in my life,” he said. “And mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”
The crowd erupted into cheers and Svendsen looked stunned. She made her way on to the stage, where Weiss got on one knee and gave her his mother’s ring.
attends IMDb LIVE After The Emmys 2018 on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
“I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above,” he said. “Will you marry me?”
In case you were wondering, she said yes.
Leslie Jones’ caught-on-camera reaction pretty much summed up how everyone in the audience — many seen wiping away tears — seemed to feel about the moment.
Jones even took to Twitter after to say, “The man that’s going to be with me is going to propose to me on the Emmys.”
If there was an Emmy for best show moment, Weiss would win that too.
(CBS News)– New research raises questions about aspirin therapy, where people take daily, low doses of the drug. Three reports in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among healthy senior citizens, the death rate for those taking daily aspirin was higher than for those who did not.
The study also found an increased risk of certain types of internal bleeding among those who take the drug, and no significant cardiac benefit for those without a history of heart trouble.
“It’s a very complicated picture, and, you know, one that is confusing,” Dr. David Agus told “CBS This Morning.”
“First of all, this is for prevention,” Agus said. “So people who have existing heart disease, no question they should continue their aspirin if their doctor told them to. There have been studies done showing that in people age 50, when you start an aspirin, there’s a clear benefit. The problem is, in this study was people ages 70 and older.”
Age is the key factor in whether or not someone should be regularly taking aspirin.
“In this study, 70 and older, no benefit at all and potentially some harm,” Agus said. “In age 50, there’s a clear benefit in people who have high risk for heart disease that’s greater than 10 percent chance, and there’s a benefit on cancer, particularly colon cancer, in that study. In age 60 and above, it’s really the decision of the doctor and the patient together.”
According to Agus, the big takeaway from the study is to not start taking aspirin in your 70s if you aren’t already on it.
“This is an important study and a well-done study and it means if you haven’t started in your fifth or sixth decade, don’t start at age 70 based on these data,” Agus said.
“100 percent. So clearly, during chest pain, take an aspirin,” Agus said. “After a heart event, that data are clear, is that you need to continue taking an aspirin no matter what age you are, if your doctor says it’s appropriate for your situation.”
Agus said aspirin recommendations are a confusing area since 20 to 30 years ago, when many aspirin studies were done, people smoked more, generally weighed less and took fewer medications to help with cholesterol.
“It’s very hard to say, do the old studies apply now or not?” Agus said. “It’s a confusing area and we’re going to get more data over the next several years and hopefully we’ll learn more. But the data are clear now. Age 50, have the discussion; 60, have the discussion; 70, don’t.”
Ultimately people should consult with their doctor about taking aspirin regularly.
“One-size-fits-all is really just not applicable here,” Agus said. “Aspirin’s still a powerful drug but the discussion with the doctor based on your age and risk factor needs to happen.”
(CBS Local) — Earlier this summer, reports surfaced that Pampers was removing ‘Sesame Street’ characters from its diapers because their product lacked equal appeal to both boys and girls. However, Proctor & Gamble says the lovable friends and monsters are here to stay.
“The story speculating on our decision to make graphic changes based on gender is inaccurate,” Proctor & Gamble spokesperson Laura Dressman told PEOPLE in a statement.
Dressman did confirm that the company put new graphics on its Swaddlers and Cruisers line of diapers. This comes after a woman from New York said she bought a pair of generic Pampers and was told by a company representative on the phone that parents with daughters complained the diapers were ‘too masculine.’
“As a proud partner of Sesame Street for over 15 years, we love featuring Sesame Street’s iconic characters on our Pampers Baby Dry diapers,” Grossman said in a statement. “The company has always included a range of Sesame’s characters — male and female (although we know from research that children love the characters equally). This includes Elmo, Zoe, Cookie, Rosita, Big Bid, and Oscar among others.”
(CNN) — By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, “my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body,” he said.
“My arms, my chest, everything was changing colors,” said Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisconsin.
Manteufel initially thought he had a bad case of the flu, but in his blood, doctors discovered a type of bacteria normally found in the mouths of dogs and cats.
These bacteria rarely make humans sick, but Manteufel’s infection — and how his body responded — caused surgeons to amputate parts of his nose and limbs, including both hands and feet.
“Just do whatever you have to do to save my life,” Manteufel recalled telling his doctors at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
The type of bacterium, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, 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,” said Dr. Stephen Cole, a lecturer in veterinary microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Cole was not involved in Manteufel’s care.
When the bacteria spread to humans, they do so through bites, scratches or other close contact with dogs and cats, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In rare cases, patients like Manteufel can develop sepsis. They can also develop a complication, as he did, known as disseminated intravascular coagulation. In this disorder, small blood clots form rapidly and can then plug blood vessels and block normal circulation.
“The infection cleared fairly quickly” with antibiotics, said Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, an infectious disease physician who treated Manteufel at Froedtert Hospital. “However, down the road, he developed poor circulation, poor blood flow into his arms and legs.
“And the blood flow was so low that he developed a process called gangrene. Basically, the tissue dies and becomes blue,” said Munoz-Price, also an epidemiologist and a professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Doctors knew that they couldn’t save his arms and legs. What they didn’t know was how an otherwise healthy 48-year-old became infected in the first place.
Those at greatest risk are people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients and people who have had their spleens removed, according to the CDC.
“I’ve been basically [the] healthiest person in the world so far up to this point,” Manteufel said. “They said I could have hit the lottery five times in a row in one day before I should have gotten this bacteria in my body.”
Munoz-Price said, “we are not certain how it ended up in his bloodstream” and estimated that she sees only a small handful of cases a year.
However, she added that “we are hypothesizing that it was because of a dog lick,” because Manteufel had no obvious injuries and because he had been in contact with dogs, including his 8-year-old pit bull.
“We will probably never know,” she said.
Should you be worried?
“I have a dog. Many people have dogs, and most of us will never have problems with infections related to our pets,” Munoz-Price said.
Cole agreed: “Every time your dog licks you, you may come into contact with this bacterium, but the vast, vast, vast majority of times, that causes absolutely no problem.”
Capnocytophaga bacteria have been detected in up to 74% of dogs, according to the CDC.
C. canimorsus is not on CDC’s list of reportable diseases, and experts say it’s hard to pin down numbers on how rare these infections are. A 2015 report found fewer than 500 laboratory-confirmed cases that had been reported since 1961, though the bacterium was not officially named as a new species until 1989.
Munoz-Price said that she sees aggressive infections like Manteufel’s much more frequently caused by bacteria that already live in humans, not dogs or cats.
When it comes to our pets, Cole says, the benefits far outweigh the risks.
“We know that pets have wonderful health benefits in our life,” he said. “We know that they can make us happier, healthier people as long as we approach that in a safe way.”
That means practicing good hygiene with your pets, Cole said, including not letting pets lick open wounds or sores, washing hands and seeking proper medical attention for bite wounds.
“I would hate that anyone would think that this is a reason to give up their pet,” he said.
‘I’ll always love dogs’
Manteufel still has a long road ahead. After more than a dozen surgeries, he’s planning on getting prosthetic limbs, and doctors will use cartilage from other parts of his body to repair his nose.
He has also been working with rehab specialists learning to adjust to his new life. A GoFundMe page was also set up to help with costs.
Manteufel doesn’t remember much about being sick — “I was kind of out of it,” he said — but since he went public with his story, others across the country have reached out with their own.
“We were amazed of even some people that came out that had this particular bacteria because it’s been so rare, and we never heard of it,” said his wife, Dawn. “We found out there was two people in Wisconsin alone with the same situation.”
With his wife and son by his side, Manteufel is focused on staying positive.
“I have to be strong for them, and they’re being strong for me,” he said. “I got to just keep looking forward and hope I get better every day.”
And he still has a soft spot for dogs, including his pit bull — who he doesn’t believe led to his infection. (She isn’t much of a licker, he said.)
“I can’t just stop liking dogs because this happened,” he said. “I’ll always love dogs.”