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CDC: Outbreak bacteria traced to Petland is antibiotic resistant

Year-long Campylobacter outbreak picks up speed; CDC warns public about infected puppies


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With the victim count having jumped 40 percent in the past three weeks, the CDC has nothing but bad news to report today on a multi-state Campylobacter outbreak traced to Petland puppies — the outbreak strains are antibiotic resistant.

Since its initial outbreak announcement on Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received lab confirmation of 16 more victims across five new states. That brings the outbreak totals to 55 people in a dozen states, with a fourth of them requiring hospitalization. No deaths have been reported.

“Clinical samples from people and puppies sickened in this outbreak appear to be resistant to commonly recommended, first-line antibiotics. This means infections with the outbreak strain may not respond well to oral antibiotics usually prescribed to treat Campylobacter infections,” according to the outbreak update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More at: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/10/cdc-outbreak-bacteria-traced-to-petland-is-antibiotic-resistant/
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Re: CDC: Outbreak bacteria traced to Petland is antibiotic resistant
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 04:28:49 PM »
I read the article but I still don't understand.  What is a "petland puppy"? This is a store that sells puppy mill/puppy farm puppies?  Is that what the story oh so carefully doesn't say"?

So these farmed puppies are coming in sick, and spreading the illness to the people who buy them?

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Re: CDC: Outbreak bacteria traced to Petland is antibiotic resistant
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 04:52:15 PM »
Yep. That's the size of it. People going to a store for a puppy that came from a farm with deplorable conditions.

This is a petland link: http://petlandnaperville.com/puppies-for-sale/

Now start scrolling through the puppies fast. As soon as they decide that you haven't found what you want, there's a pop-up that comes up that tells you that they'll find what you want for you.

Anyone that gets a puppy from a pet store is just asking for problems. No, a breeder isn't always a guarantee. You can find the best breeders on earth, and things will still happen, but not anywhere near as often as pet store puppies.
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