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Discussion in 'Bark Park' started by greys4u, 9/12/17.

  1. greys4u

    greys4u Rollerblading along the road

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    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.
     
  2. CrazyBirdChick

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Good thing I would never step foot into a Petland. They charge like $3000 for a puppy who is probably a puppy mill pup.
     
  3. zoo mom

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    Actually Campylobacter can be passed from human to human. I got it in nursing school during my pediatrics rotation.
     
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    Can it be passed to parrots?
     
  5. zoo mom

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    It is generally passed by contaminated food or water. Chickens are frequently a carrier but do not show signs of illness. That and salmonella are why you must not cut up other foods after cutting raw chicken.
     
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