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Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Small Turtles Outbreaks Diagram

Posted October 18, 2013 3:00 PM ET

These outbreaks appear to be over. However, small turtles continue to be an important cause of human Salmonella infections in the United States. More information about Salmonella from reptiles and amphibians and the steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection is available.

Eight Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Small Turtles


Totals for 8 Outbreaks: 371 ill persons in 43 States.
Specifics for Outbreak 1, Salmonella Sandiego, Strain A, Salmonella Newport, Strain A, 124 ill persons in 22 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 2, Salmonella Pomona, Strain A, 23 ill persons in 14 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 3, Salmonella Poona, Strain A, Salmonella Sandiego, Strain A, 58 ill persons in 22 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 4, Salmonella Sandiego, Strain B, 7 ill persons in 3 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 5, Salmonella Pomona, Strain B, 120 ill persons in 29 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 6, Salmonella Poona, Strain B, 78 ill persons in 13 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 7, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, Strain A, 19 ill persons in 5 states.
Specifics for Outbreak 8, Salmonella Typhimurium, Strain A, 44 ill persons in 13 states.
Environmental sampling of turtles and turtle tank water from home of one ill person with Salmonella Sandiego, Strain A yielded two strains: Outbreak 1, Salmonella Newport, Strain A Outbreak 5, Salmonella Pomona, Strain B
Environmental sampling of turtles and  turtle tank water from home of one ill person with Salmonella Sandiego, Strain A  yielded two strains: Outbreak 1, Salmonella Sandiego, Strain A Outbreak 2, Salmonella Pomona, Strain A
Environmental sampling of turtle tank water from a pet store where one ill person infected with Salmonella Pomona, Strain B purchased a small turtle yielded: 
Outbreak 6, Salmonella Poona, Strain B
Environmental sampling of turtles and  turtle tank water from one FL store linked to Outbreak 3 yielded two strains: Salmonella Sandiego, Strain B Salmonella Sandiego, Strain C

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