Pet Store Puppies Linked to Campylobacter Jejuni Infections

Across the United States, at least 30 people have been sickened with Campylobacter jejuni. The cause of the Campylobacter infections has been tied to pet store puppies.

If you or somebody you know has been sickened with Campylobacter poisoning after visiting a pet store, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

On December 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning titled, “Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies”.

U.S. health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections.

Quick Stats

30 – reported cases
13 – states
4 – hospitalizations

Petland Linked to Puppy Induced Campylobacter Jejuni Poisoning

According to USA Today, at least 12 of the people sickened by pet store puppies came into contact with the puppies at Petland pet stores. According to officials, some of the sickened individuals were Petland employees, while the others were customers visiting the store.

Symptoms of Campylobacter Jejuni Poisoning

Symptoms of a Campylobacter infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. Most people recover after a week without antibiotics, but patients at high risk for disease or with a weakened immune system may need antibiotics, the CDC says.

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If you or a loved one has been sickened by pet store puppies, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker. We are currently accepting campylobacter lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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