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Campylobacter Outbreak: Zoonosis Reminder

by Lori Hehn - September 14, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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There has been an outbreak of Campylobacter that has been sourced to a pet store chain. This is a good reminder to always be diligent about hand-washing and cleaning the hospital.

No matter where pets come from, they can potentially carry a disease that can be passed on to humans or to other pets.

At our practice, we see pets from everywhere, including multiple shelters, pet stores, strays, private breeders, and even CraigsList. The point is that animals come from a mulitude of places and our job in the hospital is to prevent spread of disease.

Don't be complacent! 

quotesVTP-SuccessfulBlue.jpg"According to the CDC, at least 39 people across seven states have confirmed or suspected cases of Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever..."

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About Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.

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