Study links C. jejuni infections to pet store puppies

2021-09-16

CDC researchers examined 168 human Campylobacter jejuni infections over a 10-year period, and 97% of the cases involved contact with a dog in the week prior to onset of symptoms, while 88% involved contact with a pet store puppy. Nearly 9 in 10 cases involved a highly drug-resistant form of the bacteria, the authors reported in JAMA Network Open, and they advise pet owners with a new animal to see a veterinarian if any signs of illness appear.

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