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Pet store puppies linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Posted: 9:02 AM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-21 13:02:12Z

Pet owners beware, the CDC is warning about a bacterial infection outbreak linked to man's best friend.

A new report found puppies sold at pet stores are the source of the outbreak from 2017 to late February of this year.

118 people in 18 states became ill during the outbreak, 26 of those people were hospitalized.

Experts say the best way to reduce your chances of being infected is to thoroughly wash your hands after cleaning up from pets.