Investigation Update: Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Contact with Water Frogs
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections due to contact with water frogs including African Dwarf Frogs. Water frogs commonly live in aquariums or fish tanks. Amphibians such as frogs and reptiles such as turtles, are recognized as a source of human Salmonella infections.
One of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and help stop the spread of infection is wash your hands.