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Petland puppy poop giving humans serious diarrhea

Petland puppy poop giving humans serious diarrhea

In total, 39 people have been diagnosed with cases of Campylobacter infections in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin - all of whom had been exposed to puppies sold through Petland stores.

Campylobacter is spread through contact with dog feces and generally does not spread from one person to another. Petland, which operates about 80 stores nationwide, is cooperating with public and animal health officials to address the outbreak, the CDC said. The CDC said it's closely working with the Ohio Department of Health to investigate the Campylobacter outbreak and its point of origin.

Campylobacter can cause a gastrointestinal illness in humans with symptoms of diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever.

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Most cases are isolated, and not as part of an outbreak, says the CDC. Petland has provided kennel documentation and veterinarian contact information to the CDC, he said, adding that the agency "had no recommendations or changes to our processes". The company, which says it only sells puppies from breeders licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and with clean federal inspection reports, provides a "Health Warranty" to purchasers of puppies and kittens saying the animal has been examined by two or three veterinarians before being offered for sale. The most recent illness was reported on September 1, 2017. The remainder of cases come from animals and other sources.

To avoid contamination from your pet, CDC recommends you wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food. The 2009 investigation also revealed Petland also bought the dogs through brokers who worked as middlemen between the retail stores and those facilities. It usually does not spread from one person to another. People more likely to get a severe infection include children younger than 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, including those with the genetic blood disorder thalassemia or HIV or people receiving chemotherapy. "Take extra care that children playing with the puppies also wash their hands carefully", the CDC advised. They say the CDC's questionnaires to the 39 people with the infection were not consistent and didn't ask the same questions related to the type of food the dogs ate or other contact with the dogs.

But the agency urged potential adopters to 'pick a puppy or dog that is bright, alert, and playful, ' and to have a vet make sure the new family member has a clean bill of health.


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