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BRIEF: Puppies sold at pet stores linked to Ohio outbreak, six other states

Dayton Daily News - 9/11/2017

Sept. 11--Puppies sold at Petland are linked as the likely source of an infection outbreak in Ohio and six other states.

The outbreak of the infection, which can spread to people from puppies and dogs, has been linked to 39 people reported sick including nine hospitalizations, though no deaths have been reported, according to the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.

People with the Campylobacter infection might show no signs of illness or might have diarrhea, vomiting, or a fever.

Locally, Petland has a store in the Miller Lane area at 3444 York Commons Blvd.

The agencies said in a statement that evidence links puppies sold at Petland as the likely source of the outbreak and Petland is "cooperating with public health and animal health officials to address this outbreak."

The CDC advises:

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Wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food. Take extra care that children playing with the puppies also wash their hands carefully.*

Pick up and dispose of dog poop, especially in areas where children might play.*

Contact your veterinarian if you notice any signs of illness in your puppy or dog.*

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