CDC probes outbreak of illnesses linked to pet store puppies

CDC probes outbreak of illnesses linked to pet store puppies

OUTBREAK NOTICE: 30 people in 13 states are infected with multidrug-resistant #Campylobacter linked to pet store puppies.The bacteria is closely related to germs that infected more than 100 people during a 2016–2018 Campylobacter outbreak, which was also linked to pet store puppies, the CDC said.

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

The other 27 had either bought a Petland puppy, shopped at Petland or visited someone who had purchased a puppy from Petland, the CDC report says.Infected dogs may or may not show signs of illness, such as diarrhoea, vomiting, or a fever, so it's important to take precautions when around dogs, the CDC says.To prevent catching campylobacter from dogs, the CDC advises that you:Wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food.