CDC Reports Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak Across United States

A nationwide outbreak of salmonella has infected 241 people since the first reported case in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an AAPC report.

The salmonella cases were reported in 42 states and did not stem from patients eating raw or undercooked food. Rather, the infections were associated with exposure to African dwarf frogs, which can be found in pet or educational stores, fairs and carnivals.

Although intervention steps have been taken, the CDC says the reports of salmonella from African dwarf frogs continue. No deaths have been reported, but certain patients are at high risk, including children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

The CDC recommends that providers and patients was their hands and avoid African dwarf frogs to prevent the spread of infection.

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