Small turtles purchased online have been linked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 15 people and hospitalized at least five since January of this year.

Many people in this outbreak reported purchasing turtles with shells less than 4 inches long from

Continue Reading CDC identifies turtles purchased online as source of Salmonella outbreak

Contact with small turtles is continuing to cause Salmonella illnesses around the country, according to a new report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.

These small reptiles – measuring four inches or less in length – have now been linked to 196 illnesses in 31 states since September
Continue Reading Four Salmonella Strains Linked to Small Turtles Still Causing Illnesses

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.

small-turtle-200px (1).jpg

Sixty-seven percent of those sick from the outbreak strains of Salmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona and Salmonella

Continue Reading Tiny Turtle Salmonella Outbreaks Infect 124 in 27 States