A three-week-old girl died of salmonella transmitted by a pet
turtle, while 22 other people were infected by the small reptiles
across the United States since September, health authorities said.
Cultures of cerebrospinal fluid and blood samples taken from the
infant found a type of salmonella identical to the one carried by the
turtle, it said.
"Small turtles have posed a particular danger to young children
because these turtles might not be perceived as health hazards and can
be handled like toys," the CDC said.
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