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Campylobacter infection... dog to human (possibly)?


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This is just a follow-up FYI to a previous post. My dog had gotten very ill (vomiting and diarrhea) after eating something in the woods. He was quite sick for 2 days, given antibiotics (metronidazole) and recovered fine.


Last week, my neighbor (who loves the dog) got extremely ill with pretty much the same symptoms: diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, aches. He had to go to the hospital twice for IV fluids. Tests came up positive for Campylobacter jejuni - a form of bacterial intestinal infection.


Apparently, this can transfer from human to dog and back again. I'm not sure my dog gave my neighbor this bacteria - it can be picked up in a variety of ways - but it's a good thing to know about for future reference. Symptoms can be mild or very severe.


Just FYI.



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