A Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated pig ear dog treats has sickened 45 people who handled them. Illnesses were reported from 13 states, 12 people sickened with Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- infections were hospitalized.
Those sickened, who range in age from 1 year to 81 years old, reported onset of illness after handling pig ear dog treats. Their illnesses were reported from November 18, 2018, to June 13, 2019. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
Health officials collected and tested pig ear dog treats from a variety of retail locations. Several were positive for Salmonella.
Of the 13 states reporting illnesses, Iowa has been hardest hit with 12 cases. The case count by states is: California (1), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (12), Kansas (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (7), Missouri (3), New York (6), North Dakota (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1) Wisconsin (1).
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