Where Sick People Lived

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 map shows where the 80 people in these Salmonella outbreaks lived.

This outbreak may not have been limited to the states with known illnesses and the true number of sick people was likely higher than the number reported. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.