Salmonella linked to turtles sickens 26 and results in 9 hospitalizations, CDC warns

An outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to small turtles has sickened 26 folks throughout 11 states.

The sale of turtles with shells shorter than 4 inches (10.16 centimeters) has been banned within the U.S. since 1975, in line with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC). That is as a result of tiny turtles are the commonest culprits in Salmonella outbreaks linked to pet reptiles. The pets pose a selected threat to kids, who’re more likely to deal with the turtles and get sick.

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