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December 21, 2017

Pet store puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infection, CDC says

Pet store puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infection, CDC says

(CNN) A multistate outbreak of campylobacter infections initially linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain, has spread to 55 people in 12 states and is resistant to common first-line antibiotics, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

Campylobacteriosis is a common bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. It’s usually easily treated with common oral antibiotics, but the CDC said clinical samples taken from puppies and people sickened in the outbreak show signs of antibiotic resistance.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/health/puppies-campylobacter-outbreak-cdc/index.html

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