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Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pet Bearded Dragons: CDC

By Amanda L. Chan

Government researchers have traced 132 cases of Salmonella infection back to contact with pet bearded dragons.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, April 24, that between Feb. 21, 2012 and April 21, 2014, 132 people have been infected with the strain of Salmonella Cotham in 31 states. The cases have been linked to contact with pet bearded dragons, which are pet lizards.

More than half of these infections occurred in children ages 5 and younger, and 42 percent of people who were infected have been hospitalized. There have been no deaths linked with this specific …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green