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Article posted: 3/25/2013 6:00 AM

Frogs with salmonella could still be in homes, CDC warns

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A government report released by the journal Pediatrics says that African dwarf frogs can carry salmonella.

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They live underwater, eat bloodworms and are promoted on pet websites. But African dwarf frogs can carry salmonella.An outbreak tied to the frogs sickened nearly 400 people, mostly children, from 2008 to 2011. Since these miniature amphibians can live up to 18 years, some linked to the outbreak may remain in U.S. home aquariums.
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