By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A salmonella outbreak in 25 states, including Pennsylvania, has been linked to bearded dragons.
As of Wednesday, 44 people have become ill and 15 have been hospitalized, the CDC said. In Pennsylvania, there have been two reports of people getting sick.
SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: 44 people became ill in 25 states from exposure to pets with dragon whiskers.
– CDC (@CDCgov) January 11, 2022
Even if they look healthy and clean, the CDC says bearded dragons can carry salmonella, which is highly contagious, in their feces.
Bearded dragon owners should wash their hands, not kiss or snuggle in their stirrups, and clean up their belongings, preferably outside.
CDC has more information about salmonella in bearded dragon pets Online.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/12/bearded-dragon-salmonella-outbreak/ Salmonella outbreak in 25 states, including Pennsylvania, linked to pet bearded dragons – CBS Pittsburgh