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CDC warns of danger of turtles in the context of salmonellosis
- October 16, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
If you meet a very cute and incredibly cool tortoise, then do not rush to cuddle with it with hugs and kisses – because today the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report on the role of amphibian data in the distribution of the recently discovered new strain of salmonellosis, which has already managed hit 13 states of america. Approximately the same threat hangs over the inhabitants of Europe, since the virus is very rapidly transmitted and modified in accordance with local biomes, which makes its prevention and treatment even more difficult – and turtles can additionally interfere with this.
The fact is that the new report indicates the obvious role of turtles of various stripes and varieties in the spread of salmonellosis – it turned out that in recent statistics on hospitalizations due to this virus, an average of about 12 out of 17 stated that shortly before getting into the hospital tactfully interacted with turtles. So far, CDC specialists are in no hurry to point out any specific varieties of these amphibians, simply preferring to warn potential fans of hugging turtles that it is better not to do this.
Tortoises themselves are carriers of some infections that, although not dangerous to humans – in most cases – but can nevertheless become a catalyst for other infectious diseases. As for American statistics, at the moment, about 21 states have already fallen into the main spectrum of the spread of the disease – and Salmonella is the virus that is not so easy to defeat.
Given the fact that the new statistics clearly indicate the need for better control of one’s emotions in relation to amphibians, no matter how cute they seem, it becomes obvious that it is necessary to look closely at the proposals that may be most detailed in explaining how it is transmitted and salmonellosis acts. In the meantime, it remains to wait for further news regarding the new warning branches from the CDC Center.