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2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi Linked to Turtles

In 2008 public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi linked to pet turtles. By January 18, 2008 there were 103 outbreak associated cases reported from 33 states. Dates of illness onset ranged from May 4, 2007 to December 15, 2007. Twenty four of the 80 patients for whom hospitalization status was known were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Montana, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact, Turtles
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Flea markets, Internet sales, Pet stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 107
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 24
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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