From USA TODAY Puppy poop is causing a human diarrhea epidemic https://usat.ly/2y27QPR Puppies for sale by a national pet store chain have passed along infections to people in seven states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday. Petland puppies were linked to 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections, which causes bloody diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. Campylobacter is spread through contact with dog poop, but can't spread from person to person. Nine people have been hospitalized because of the outbreak. Of those infected, 12 were Petland employees and 27 recently purchased or visited a Petland puppy, the CDC reports. Petland is working with health officials.