Research – Multistate Salmonella outbreaks tied to pet hedgehogs, lizards



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced two separate outbreaks of Salmonella in states across the United States, totaling 43 cases.

Through whole-genome sequencing, public health investigators have traced the outbreaks to hedgehogs (Salmonella Typhimurium) and bearded dragons (Salmonella Muenster), but no common source for either has been found yet.

Although the CDC has listed no new cases as of Sep 22 and Sep 25 for the bearded dragon– and hedgehog-related cases, respectively, it takes about 2 to 4 weeks from when the illness occurs for it to be added to the investigation numbers.

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