Lovers cuddle the puppies warned of the dangerous infection

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in photobackpack communicates with dogs of the breed Golden Retriever in the classroom canistherapy. Archival photoLovers cuddle the puppies warned of the dangerous infection© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary the image Bank

Center for control and prevention of diseases, the United States warned of new infections recorded in 17 States. According to experts, it is passed through puppies, with whom patients had tactile contact. This was reported on the website of the organization.

Currently, the doctor asked 97 people, 22 of them were hospitalized. All patients detected Campylobacter – microorganisms that cause diarrhea, weakness, abdominal pain, vomiting and high temperature. It is emphasized that the bacteria exposed to both animals and their owners, but the dogs symptoms are not always obvious.

Scientists have managed to identify the source of infection. It turned out that most people who have had contact with the puppies from the Petland chain of pet stores. Some patients were employees of the company.

To avoid infection, experts recommend to wash hands thoroughly after contact with pet. When signs of illness should immediately go to a doctor, emphasize the staff of the center.