When People Got Sick

Posted November 21, 2023

These outbreak investigations are over. Small turtles can carry Salmonella germs that can spread to you and make you sick. Always take steps to stay healthy around your pet turtles.

This chart shows when the 80 people in these Salmonella outbreaks got sick.

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