Salmonella Outbreak Linked to African Dwarf Frogs Sickens 216
Posted on April 22, 2011
The CDC is reporting that African dwarf frogs have been identified as the source of an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium. 216 individuals, primarily children, have been sickened so far in 41 states. Here are some highlights from the report:
- These infections are associated with contact with water frogs, specifically African dwarf frogs.
- A single water frog breeder in California has been identified as the source of African dwarf frogs associated with human infections.
- Testing conducted by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center Laboratory of a water sample collected in March 2011 from an aquarium containing African dwarf frogs in the household of a sick infant identified the outbreak strain.
Oregon Live also has a good report on the outbreak.
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