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    Investigation Notice: Salmonella Uganda Outbreak Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    January 11, 2022 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the agency is investigating a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Uganda infections linked to contact with bearded dragons.  As of January 10, 2022, a total of 44 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Uganda have been reported from […] Learn More

  • Update on Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

    June 21, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that 11 more illness cases have been added to the agency’s investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to contact with small pet turtles. In addition, CDC has identified a second, separate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections […] Learn More

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    Update on Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

    April 16, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that an additional nine people and three states have been added to the agency’s investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to contact with small pet turtles. Thirty-one cases of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections have been reported […] Learn More

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    Update on Outbreak of Multidrug-resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies

    April 15, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states have closed the investigation of a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni infections linked to puppies purchased from pet stores. Fifty-six cases of human Campylobacter jejuni infections were reported in 17 states between January 9, 2019 […] Learn More

  • Enhanced Guidance to Eliminate Zebra Mussel Invasive Species Threat

    On March 5 we at PIJAC alerted you to the invasive species threat posed by Zebra mussels that had recently been discovered in aquarium moss ball products and provided you with information to deal with the mussels. Zebra mussels are regarded as one of the most troublesome invasive species in North America and were found […] Learn More

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    Invasive Species Alert: Zebra Mussels in Aquarium Moss Balls

    PIJAC wishes to inform you of an important invasive species threat that was recently discovered in the U.S. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), which are regarded as one of the most troublesome invasive species in North America, have been discovered within a variety of moss ball products designed for aquarium use, including products being sold and […] Learn More


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