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2004 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Turtles

In the summer of 2004, two states, Wyoming and Wisconsin, identified separate outbreaks of Salmonellosis associated with recent contact with small turtles. In Wisconsin four people were infected with Salmonella Pomona. In Wyoming the two cases were infected with Salmonella Typhimurium. The turtles had been purchased from pet stores and were of a size that had been banned from commercial distribution since 1975.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2004
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal Contact, Turtle
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • 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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