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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Water Frogs

Persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, by state

Infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, by state

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections associated with contact with water frogs, specifically African dwarf frogs. Water frogs commonly live in habitats such as aquariums or fish tanks. As of April 18, 2011, a total of 216 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 41 states since April 1, 2009. The number of ill person identified in each state is as follows: Alaska (5), Alabama (2), Arizona (10), California (17), Colorado (12), Connecticut (3), Florida (1), Georgia (4), Idaho (4), Illinois (8), Indiana (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (2), Massachusetts (6), Maryland (5), Michigan (6), Minnesota (1), Missouri (5), Mississippi (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (1), Nebraska (2), New Hampshire (3), New Jersey (3), New Mexico (2), Nevada (3), New York (7), Ohio (7), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (14), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (4), Texas (4), Utah (18), Virginia (11), Vermont (1), Washington (22), Wisconsin (3), and West Virginia (1).

 
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