CDC investigating infection outbreak linked to puppies from Petland

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an investigation into an unusual outbreak that spread across several states.

Of the 39 cases of the bacterial infection linked to Petland, 12 of the people worked at Petland, while the other 27 recently bought a puppy there, visited a store, or visited/live in a home where a Petland puppy lives.

According to the CDC, at least 39 people across seven states have confirmed or suspected cases of Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.

"In particular puppies that are at a particular retailer, Petland".

Campylobacter is a bacterial infection passed through fecal matter.

The human Campylobacter infection can commonly be acquired through the consumption of raw or undercooked poultry. People also frequently get various types of worms and rabies from their dogs, and cats can come with trouble too.

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Health officials in OH are working with the CDC to investigate a viral, multi-state outbreak traced to the Ohio-based Petland store chain. Of the patients, 18 lives in OH, 11 in Florida, five in Kansas, two in Pennsylvania, one in Missouri, one in Tennessee and one in Wisconsin.

As of September 11, the agency noticed the signs of a campylobacter outbreak as 39 people reported such symptoms.

"According to the CDC, almost 1.3 million people in the United States are affected each year by Campylobacter", Petland said in a news release.

People with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and people with cancer or other severe illnesses, are most at risk for a serious infection. Severe infections could result to fatal complications that may either cause paralysis or death.

Though unpleasant, the infection usually runs its course without antibiotics, though they are used to treat some cases. Overall, campylobacteriosis - which occurs much more frequently in the summer months than in the winter - is estimated to affect over 1.3 million persons every year.

The CDC has advised pet owners to take particular care to clean up after their dogs and wash their hands thoroughly. "Petland reinforces proper hand sanitization before and after playing with any of our puppies, with many sanitation stations in each store, and has strict kennel sanitation procedures and protocols put into place by consulting veterinarians", according to Petland's statement.

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