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39 Americans sickened by their PUPPIES, health officials say

Thirty-nine people in the US contracted an infection called Campylobacter from puppies this year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in an outbreak notice on Monday.

Twelve employees of Petland stores were infected, and 27 customers who had recently purchased puppies took home more than just a new family member from the pet store chain. 

Cases of the infection have been reported in seven states: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The infection is common in dogs and can be transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals, their poop, or food, but isn’t normally transmitted from one human to another.

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