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Description:This photograph depicts an African dwarf frog, Hymenochirus boettgeri.

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 and reptiles, i.e., frogs and turtles, are recognized as a source of human Salmonella infections. In the course of routine assessment, a number of cases with the same strain have been identified over many months.

Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12–72 hours after infection. Infection is usually diagnosed by culture of a stool sample. The illness usually lasts from 4 to 7 days. Although most people recover without treatment, severe infections may occur. Infants, elderly persons, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness. When severe infection occurs, Salmonella may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Christine Prue
Creation Date:2009
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Links:
  • CDC - Salmonella Outbreak Investigations; Investigation Announcement: Outbreak of Human Salmonella typhimurium Infections Associated with Contact with Water Frogs
  • CDC - Salmonellosis
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    CDC Organization

    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Enterobacteriaceae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Salmonella Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Salmonella Food Poisoning
    tree picture tree picture Disorders of Environmental Origin
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Poisoning
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Food Poisoning
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Salmonella Food Poisoning
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Animals
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Chordata
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Vertebrates
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Amphibia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Anura
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Pipidae
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Facultatively Anaerobic Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Enterobacteriaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Salmonella
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Proteobacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gammaproteobacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Enterobacteriaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Salmonella
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