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  • Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

    Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

    February 24, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the agency and public health officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to contact with small pet turtles. Twenty-two cases of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections have been reported in seven states between […] Learn More

  • Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    January 14, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states and Canada have closed the investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. Forty-nine cases of human Salmonella typhimurium infections were reported in 25 states between April 12 and […] Learn More

  • Update on Outbreak Investigation of Human Salmonella Muenster Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    Update on Outbreak Investigation of Human Salmonella Muenster Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    November 24, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states investigated a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Muenster infections linked to pet bearded dragons. The investigation is now over. CDC will continue to work with state public health partners to monitor for Salmonella infections linked to […] Learn More

  • Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    November 13, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states and Canada are continuing to investigate a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. Forty-one cases of human Salmonella typhimurium infections have been reported in 20 states between April 12 and […] Learn More

  • Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella Muenster Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella Muenster Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    October 1, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the agency is investigating a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Muenster infections linked to contact with bearded dragons. Thirteen cases of human Salmonella Muenster infections have been reported in eight states between February 23 and August 22, 2020. In interviews, […] Learn More

  • Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the agency is investigating a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. Thirty-two cases of human Salmonella typhimurium infections have been reported in 17 states between April 12 and August 11, 2020. Of 23 people interviewed, 16 reported they […] Learn More


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