CDC warns about illness spread by some pet store puppies

[KARE 11, December 27, 2019] This Christmas some people had their hearts set on puppies and other pets. But if you gifted a dog there is a warning from the CDC. About 30 people across 13 states including Minnesota have been infected by the bacteria linked to petting puppies from pet stores.

Dr. Frank Rhame is an infectious Disease Specialist with Allina Health. He said the illness can lasts about seven days in people. He says people can recover without antibiotics.

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