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