Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

FDA and CDC are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections in humans linked to contact with pig dog ear treats.

CDC reports that 127 people from 33 states have been infected with the outbreak strain. Twenty-four illnesses were reported among children younger than 5 years. Twenty-six ill people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Both agencies are advising consumers not to buy, feed, or have contact with any pig ear treats. They are also advising retailers to stop selling all pig ear treats because no common source, brand, supplier, or distributor have been identified.

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