• Year-long Salmonella outbreak connected to bearded dragons sickens 32

    10 days ago - By Food Safety

    The CDC has updated investigation details into a Salmonella Vitkin and IIIb outbreak connected to bearded dragons. As of Jan. 20, 2023, there have been 32 people infected, 12 with the outbreak strain of SalmonellaVitkin and 20 people with the outbreak strain of SalmonellaIIIb.
    Epidemiologic and laboratory data show that contact with pet bearded dragons is making people sick in both outbreaks.
    Illnesses have been reported from 20 states. Of the 24 illnesses with information available, 10 have required hospitalizations. Sick people range in age from less than 1 to 75 years. Eleven of the...
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