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‘You can get sick’: CDC warns of salmonella outbreak linked to pet bearded dragons

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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WASHINGTON — Four people have been hospitalized and 15 Salmonella illnesses are now linked to bearded dragons across nine states, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. No deaths have been reported. Sixty percent of people sickened are children under 5 years old, the CDC said in a statement. “Bearded dragons are not recommended as pets for children younger than 5, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems because these people are more likely to get a serious illness from germs that reptiles...

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