Feces from puppies sold at Petland, a nationwide chain of pet stores, are giving humans massive diarrhea due to Campylobacter infections, 100% Fed Up reports.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced an outbreak after at least 39 people from seven states are confirmed or suspected to have Campylobacter bacteria.
Federal officials have also determined that the source of the bacteria are puppies sold by Petland.
Ohio has reported 18 cases, Florida 11 and Missouri 5. Pennsylvania has seen two cases, while Kansas, Wisconsin and Tennessee each has one case.
Campylobacter bacteria can spread to humans when they get in contact with dog feces.
The bacteria, which the World Health Association says is “one of four key global causes of diarrhoeal disease,” can cause fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea to humans.