Update on Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Aquatic Frogs -- United States, 2009-2011

Yaeger, Jill; Hudecek, Phil; Fritz, Curtis L.; Gilliss, Debra; Vugia, Duc J.; Inami, Gregory; Brenden, Rita A.; Adams, Jennifer K.; Bopp, Cheryl A.; Trees, Eija; Hill, Vincent; Kahler, Amy; Pringle, Jeshua; Williams, Ian; Behravesh, Casey Barton; Bennett, Sarah D.; Mettee, Shauna L.
May 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/20/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 19, p628
The article reports on an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on human Salmonella typhimurium infections associated with African dwarf frogs (ADF) from April 1, 2009 to May 10, 2011. A total of 224 cases were reported from 42 states in the U.S with 70% of the patients ages below 10-years-old and almost 52% were female. 29 out of 34 patients were able to identify having contact with ADF.


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