Turtle-associated salmonellosis in Puerto Rico. Hazards of the global turtle trade.

@article{Tauxe1985TurtleassociatedSI,
  title={Turtle-associated salmonellosis in Puerto Rico. Hazards of the global turtle trade.},
  author={Robert V. Tauxe and Jos{\'e} G. Rigau-P{\'e}rez and J. Gipson Wells and P A Blake},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1985},
  volume={254 2},
  pages={
          237-9
        }
}
After the Puerto Rico Department of Health received a report of salmonellosis in an infant who had contact with a pet turtle, we conducted a case-control study in two urban areas in Puerto Rico to measure the extent of pet turtle-associated salmonellosis there. Ten (17%) of 60 infants with salmonellosis but none of their matched controls had a history of exposure to a pet turtle in the two weeks before onset of illness. Two other case patients were also exposed to a pet turtle--an 8-year-old… CONTINUE READING

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