Earlier this week, we reported here on the multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to pet turtles.   107 people were sickened in the outbreak, primarily children.   A report on the outbreak was published this week in the medical journal "Pediatrics."   Here is a link to the abstract of the article.   

The basics of the outbreak:

We identified 107 patients with outbreak-strain infections. The median patient age was 7 years; 33% were hospitalized. Forty-seven (60%) of 78 patients interviewed reported exposure to turtles during the week before illness; 41 (87%) were small turtles, and 16 (34%) were purchased in a retail pet store.