Outbreak of Multidrug-resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies

  02 January 2020

30 people infected with the outbreak strain of Campylobacter jejuni, which causes diarrheal illness, have been reported from 13 states.

4 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with puppies, especially those at pet stores, is the likely source of this outbreak.

Further reading: CDC
Author(s): CDC
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