USA -Pet turtles linked to latest Salmonella outbreak

Outbreak News Today Salmonella kswfoodworld

Federal health officials report investigating a Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak  linked to contact with pet turtles.

To date, 21 people have been infected with the outbreak strain from 13 states, including seven requiring hospitalization.

No deaths have been reported.

Interviews with ill people indicate that contact with pet turtles is the likely source of this outbreak. The investigation is ongoing.

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