Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry

In 2003, a human monkey pox outbreak was traced back to imported African Gambian rats that had infected prairie dogs sold as pets. And small pet turtles were responsible for 103 cases of salmonella infection in the second half of last year, mostly among young children, the report found.

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For more on salmonella, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: Umid Sharapov, M.D., medical epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; Marc Siegel, M.D., associate professor, medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City; Pascal James Imperato, M.D., M.P.H.& T.M., Dean and Distinguished Service Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Jan. 23, 2009, CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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