Pet shop puppies linked to spate of illnesses across US

Pet shop puppies linked to spate of illnesses across US - The Mandatory Training Group UK -
Pet shop puppies linked to spate of illnesses across US - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Pet shop puppies linked to spate of illnesses across US

Pet shop puppies linked to spate of illnesses across US

Health officials are investigating an outbreak of campylobacter jejuni, which is resistant to antibiotics, across 13 states.

Pet shop puppies linked to spate of illnesses across US - The Mandatory Training Group UK -Puppies have been linked to a spate of illnesses across the US. File pic

Pet shop puppies are thought to have caused 30 people to fall ill after coming into contact with them, the US public health institute says.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of campylobacter jejuni, which is resistant to antibiotics, across 13 US states including Florida, Minnesota and Ohio.

Four people are in hospital but nobody has died, NBC News reported.

Cases of the illness have been reported throughout the year, with patients ranging in age from eight months to 70 years.

Public health officials interviewed most of the infected people and found 88% said they had contact with a puppy.

Of those, most said it was in a pet shop.

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