39 people sickened by puppies from national pet store chain

Puppies from pet store chain sicken 39 people in 7 states

Puppies under 3 or 4 months old, for example, are at higher risk and they can be pretty sick with this infection, she said.

In a press release, Petland says the 39 cases of Campylobacter linked to their puppies make up only a small portion of the 1.3 million cases of the infection reported in the United States each year.

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating an outbreak of campylobacter infections linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland. There are now no cases in the New York Area.

As of Monday, the outbreak includes 39 cases in 7 states including Kansas, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. While the investigation is ongoing, federal officials have linked it to contact with puppies sold by Petland, a chain of pet stores based in Ohio. The first case was recorded in September of a year ago and, since then, nine people have been hospitalized as a result of the infection. Petland is cooperating with the investigation, the government agency said.

Of the 39 people with confirmed Campylobacter infections, 12 worked at Petland. "Last week the CDC advised Petland to "continue to do what we are already doing" and to continue to educate customers and staff to sanitize their hands after handling our puppies".

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While the exact cause of this outbreak is not known, there are a few possible reasons the puppies could be sick. In a statement, the company writes, "The CDC has not identified any failures of Petland's operating system that would lead to any Campylobacter infection". Rankin says that she's seen many outbreak investigations, and it can be hard to pin down the exact cause.

They also quoted PetMD stating, "Up to 49 percent of dogs carry campylobacteriosis, shedding it into their feces for other animals to contract".

Campylobacter can infect dogs, cats and humans, but most commonly the bacteria are spread through eating raw or undercooked meat. According to the CDC, symptoms typically appear within 2-5 days of being exposed to the bacteria.

To avoid contamination from your pet, CDC recommends you wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop or their food. Pick up and dispose dog poop carefully, especially in areas where children might play. Poultry processing gets rid of most of it, but some of the bacteria can still be present sometimes in packaged poultry. And it can't hurt to also wash your hands after playing with dogs.

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