Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

REPORTED LINK BETWEEN PIG EAR DOG TREATS AND SALMONELLA INFECTIONS IN PEOPLE

CLOVIS (KSMX)- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration added 16 new cases to their investigation into a suspected link between pig ear dog treats and salmonella infections in people.

Since their investigation began on July 31, 143 people have been infected in 35 states and 33 have been hospitalized with the multidrug-resistant salmonella strains.

There are no reported deaths. The CDC and FDA say people and their dogs can get sick from handling the treats.

“Epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback evidence indicates that contact with pig ear dog treats from many different suppliers is the likely source of this outbreak. For this reason, CDC and FDA are advising people not to buy any pig ear dog treats or feed them to their dogs.”