A salmonella outbreak is being linked to pet turtles

A salmonella outbreak is being linked to pet turtles

Half of the people infected in the outbreak reported having contact with turtle with shells smaller than four inches wide. Owning pet turtles of that size is prohibited by federal law.

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​Half of the people infected in the outbreak reported having contact with turtle with shells smaller than four inches wide. Owning pet turtles of that size is prohibited by federal law.