Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Pet Turtle Exposure -- United States, 2008

Burke, C.; Torres, M.; Warren, K.; Sandt, C.; Webeck, J.; Ewald, G.; Behravesh, C. Barton; Patel, A.; Han, G.; Neil, K.
February 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/26/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p191
The article discusses the outbreak of human salmonella typhimurium infections that are related with pet turtle exposure in several states in the U.S. in 2008. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in cooperation with local and state health departments, conducted a multistate probe to find the source of the infection. It also cites that a total of 135 cases in 25 states and the District of Columbia were identified.


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