Salmonella contamination from pet turtles and a lack of handwashing has reached a total of 76 people in 19 states; 32 percent of which are children younger than 5 years old. Reported illnesses range from March 1 to Dec. 1, 2017, and since the CDC’s last update this increase in the number of confirmed sick…

Again this year, young children across the country are becoming violently ill and being hospitalized because of Salmonella infections from contact with pet turtles, many of which are illegal.

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Of the 37 victims…

Small turtles have caused a rash of illnesses in the United States over the past two years, accounting for at least 347 Salmonella illnesses since May of 2011, according to federal health officials. That figure, reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, marks an increase from the 248 cases linked to…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that 219 residents of 34 states had become ill with one of 3 outbreak strains of Salmonella in an outbreak traced to tiny turtles.  The outbreak strains are Salmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona and Salmonella Poona. Small turtles are a well-known source of human Salmonella infections, especially…

A series of 6 Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with small turtles is now affecting 168 people from 30 states. That’s up from the 149 illnesses reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its last update July 3. The 19 new cases have been connected with 4 of the 6 outbreak strains…

Investigations into five ongoing Salmonella outbreaks – all linked to contact with small turtles – have revealed 19 more cases and a sixth outbreak from another strain of the bacteria. Health officials now report that Salmonella Poona, Strain B, caused 6 illnesses in 3 states between April 1 and May 26, 2012. Those states include…

Three outbreaks of Salmonella poisoning caused by exposure to tiny pet turtles have burgeoned into five outbreaks, with 124 people infected in 27 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

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Sixty-seven percent of those sick from the outbreak strains of Salmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona and Salmonella Poona are children under 10. …

Drop that tiny turtle. Now please wash your hands.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting more cases of vomiting and diarrhea from a multistate outbreak of Salmonella poisoning caused by handling small pet turtles.

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In three overlapping outbreaks, at least 72 people in 17 states have been confirmed sick with Salmonella Sandiego, …

Public health officials are currently investigating three multistate outbreaks of Salmonella linked to baby turtles.

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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 …