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1986 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Turtles, Ohio

Two young brothers developed Salmonella Typhimurium days after their mother had purchased a red-eared slider turtle with a two inch carapace. The same strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was isolated from the turtle and the turtle's water. The turtle was purchased from a pet store that had sold the turtles illegally. The distributor's invoice for the sale of the turtles to the pet store specified that the turtles were to be used for scientific purposes only.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1986
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Pet Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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