CDC traces salmonella outbreak to pet frogs

01/8/2010 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

The CDC traced the salmonella outbreak that affected 31 states this summer to pet frogs. Investigators found that almost two-thirds of the 85 reported salmonella cases involved some contact with the amphibians. The agency suggests that public education initiatives "be expanded to include the risk for salmonellosis from aquatic pet frogs and other amphibians."

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