Petland Outbreak

Posted on: December 20, 2019
Petland Outbreak / Personal Injury Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Longwood Lake Mary Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.This week, the CDC issued a warning to those contemplating the holiday purchase of a new family dog from Petland. At least 30 people in 13 states have been linked to a strain of rare, but serious infections that stemmed from Petland puppies. At least one such case was in Florida.

In interviews, ill people answered questions about dog, puppy, and other exposures they had in the week before they became ill. Of 24 people interviewed, 21 (88%) reported contact with a puppy in the week before illness started, and 15 (71%) of those 21 people reported contact with a puppy from a pet store. When asked about the specific pet store, 12 (80%) of those 15 people reported either having contact with a puppy or working at a Petland store.

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