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  • Health Alert.

    Update on Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Turtles

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states have completed an investigation of a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to contact with pet turtles. Twenty-six cases of human Salmonella Oranienburg infections have been reported in 14 states between May 29, 2019, and October 31, 2019. […] Learn More

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    CDC Announces Outbreak of Multidrug-resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies

    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 multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni infections linked to puppies purchased from pet stores. Thirty people with the outbreak strain have been reported in 13 states, with the illnesses starting between January […] Learn More

  • Health Alert.

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

    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 Oranienburg infections linked to contact with pet turtles. Twenty-one cases of human Salmonella Oranienburg infections have been reported in 13 states between May 29, 2019, and September […] Learn More

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    Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    May 30, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that an additional 10 people and six states have been added to their investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. To date, 27 people infected with the outbreak strain of human Salmonella Typhimurium […] Learn More

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    Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    January 25, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public notice today that the agency is investigating a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. Eleven cases of human Salmonella typhimurium infections have been reported in eight states between Oct. 22 and Dec. 25, 2018. […] Learn More

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    CDC Investigating Salmonella enteritidis Cases Linked to Guinea Pigs

    Since December 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) have been investigating nine related cases of human Salmonella enteritidis infections linked to contact with pet guinea pigs. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) Zoonoses Committee has been […] Learn More


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