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149 with Salmonella Linked to Turtles

A total of 149 persons infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona, and Salmonella Poona have been reported from 28 states.

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The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (2), Alaska (2), Arizona (5), California (26), Colorado (5), Delaware (3), Georgia (3), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (6), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (7), New Mexico (4), New York (25), Nevada (6), North Carolina (1), Ohio (2), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (14), South Carolina (4), Tennessee (2), Texas (17), Vermont (1), Virginia (3), and West Virginia (1).

28 ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

64% of ill persons are children 10 years of age or younger, and 28% of ill persons are children 1 year of age or younger.

One new multistate outbreak linked to small turtles has been identified since the prior update on May 10, 2012. Overall, 6 multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infection are linked with exposure to small turtles.

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