CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella I 4, , 12:i:- infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.
To date, 45 individuals in 13 states have been diagnosed with Salmonella related illness. While no deaths have been reported so far, twelve of the reported cases have required hospitalization.
Officials say a common supplier has not yet been identified. Both of these proportions are significantly higher than the results from a survey of healthy people who reported contact with dogs (61%) or handling dog treats, such as pig ears (16%), in the week before interview. While some infected pets may have observable symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, vomiting and general lethargy, some infected pets may not show symptoms.
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They're, in fact, so popular among the growing number of dog owners in the USA that fancy recipes for preservative-free smoked pig ears for your pup are popping up online. Bulk pig ears were stocked in open bins. We are working with the FDA as they continue their investigation as to what caused the reported Salmonella related illnesses.
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Always follow any storage instructions on pet food bags or containers.
If you do play with your pet after it has just eaten, wash your hands and any part of your body it licked with soap and water.
Young children are at risk for illness because their immune systems are still developing and because they are more likely than others to put their fingers or other items into their mouths. Affected animals may seem more exhausted than usual, and may have a fever or vomit.
The CDC warns those whose symptoms linger longer than a week, or that see blood in their stool, should seek medical attention. These samples tested negative for Salmonella. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients need to be hospitalized. The disease is spread through feces and saliva, and it can be transmitted to animals and humans.