Pet Store Puppies Are Giving People Bloody Diarrhea – Gizmodo

Pet Store Puppies Are Giving People Bloody Diarrhea – Gizmodo

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Dog lovers beware: Federal health officials are warning that puppies, particularly those found in pet stores, are once again behind an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug that can cause bloody diarrhea.

The yucky culprit is a bacteria called Campylobacter jejuni. It’s one of the most common bacterial causes of diarrhea worldwide, often accompanied by symptoms of fever and stomach cramps. Though most cases are relatively mild and self-limiting, it can take up to a week for our bodies to clear the infection.

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