• Recent
  • Harris J, Neil K, Barton Behravesh C, Sotir M, Angulo F. Recent multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections acquired from turtles: a continuing public health challenge. (cdc.gov)
  • children
  • Turtles have long been recognized as sources of human Salmonella infections and are a particular risk to young children ( 1 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Although many reptiles carry Salmonella , small turtles pose a greater risk to young children because they are perceived as safe pets, are small enough to be placed in the mouth, and can be handled as toys. (cdc.gov)
  • Between 2007 and 2011 Salmonella was isolated from a blood culture in 162 children. (lshtm.ac.uk)