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CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Blamed on Bearded Dragons is Over

The Salmonella outbreak blamed on pet bearded dragons is over, but the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta expects that a lower level of infections from the reptiles will continue. In a final update on the outbreak involving both the Salmonella Cotham and the Salmonella Kisarawe strains, CDC reported that 166… Continue Reading

Oh Rats! They Carry Salmonella, Too

Along with reports of Salmonella infection outbreaks involving contact with chicks and ducks, tiny turtles and pet frogs, add 46 cases of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infection linked to handling rodents sold as food for pet reptiles and amphibians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its April 20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report “Notes… Continue Reading

Small Turtles Likely Source of 3 Salmonella Outbreaks

Public health officials are currently investigating three multistate outbreaks of Salmonella linked to baby turtles. Since September of last year, at least 66 people in 16 states have been sickened by three strains of Salmonella: Salmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona and Salmonella Poona, all thought to be carried by small turtles. These reptiles, whose shells are… Continue Reading