When People Got Sick

Updated November 16, 2022

This outbreak investigation is over. Turtles of any size can carry Salmonella germs that can spread to you and make you sick. Don’t buy turtles with shells less than 4 inches long, and always take steps to stay healthy around your pet turtles.

This chart shows when the 28 people in this Salmonella outbreak got sick.

The true number of sick people in this outbreak was likely much higher than the number reported. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.