US Outbreaks of Zoonotic Diseases Spread between Animals & People

Below is a selected list from CDC of outbreaks of human infections linked to contact with animals and animal products in the United States. This list is not comprehensive, and outbreaks may have occurred that are not included here.

Animal Products

2019

Pig Ear Dog TreatsSalmonella

2012

Dry Dog FoodSalmonella

2007

Dry Pet FoodSalmonella

Cattle

2016

Dairy Bull CalvesSalmonella

Dogs

2019

Pet Store PuppiesCampylobacter

2017

Pet Store PuppiesCampylobacter

Poultry

2022

Backyard PoultrySalmonella

2021

Backyard PoultrySalmonella

2020

Backyard PoultrySalmonella

2019

Backyard PoultrySalmonella

2018

Poultry at Poultry Slaughter Plants – Psittacosis

Live PoultrySalmonella

2017

Live PoultrySalmonella

2016

Live PoultrySalmonella

2015

Live Poultry – Salmonella

2014

Live PoultrySalmonella

Live PoultrySalmonella

2012

Live PoultrySalmonella

Live PoultrySalmonella

Live PoultrySalmonella

2011

Chicks and Ducklings – Salmonella

Reptiles and Amphibians

2022

Pet Bearded Dragons– Salmonella

Small TurtlesSalmonella

Pet Bearded DragonsSalmonella

2021

Small TurtlesSalmonella

2020

Pet Bearded DragonsSalmonella

Pet TurtlesSalmonella

2019

Pet TurtlesSalmonella

2017

Pet TurtlesSalmonella

2015

Small TurtlesSalmonella

Pet Crested GeckosSalmonella

2014

Pet Bearded DragonsSalmonella

2013

Small TurtlesSalmonella

2012

Small Turtles – Salmonella

2011

Water FrogsSalmonella

Small Mammals

2020

Pet HedgehogsSalmonella

2019

Pet HedgehogsSalmonella

2018

Guinea PigsSalmonella

2017

Pet Rats – Seoul Virus

2014

Frozen Feeder RodentsSalmonella

2012

HedgehogsSalmonella

Rodents – Hantavirus

Rodents – Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)

2010

Frozen RodentsSalmonella

Wild Birds

2021

Wild SongbirdsSalmonella