Timeline of Reported Cases

Final Update

Published on March 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET

This outbreak investigation is over. Always wash your hands after touching pet turtles or their environments. Don’t buy turtles with shell lengths less than 4 inches. Read more about how to stay healthy around turtles.

People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, by date of illness onset*

Epi curve of people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella, by date of illness onset, as of March 13, 2020.

*n=35 for whom information was reported as of March 9, 2020. Some illness onset dates have been estimated from other reported information.

Previous Timelines

People infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, by date of illness onset*

Epi curve of people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella, by date of illness onset, as of January 22, 2020.

*n=34 for whom information was reported as of January 22, 2020. Some illness onset dates have been estimated from other reported information.

Illnesses might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This takes an average of 2 to 4 weeks.