Twelve people have been hospitalized in a salmonella outbreak linked to pig-ear dog treats, the feds said Friday.
The Centers for Disease Control reported entire of 45 newest situations of salmonella originated from the treats, affecting people in New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and California.
A dozen of those sickened had to be hospitalized, officers said.
Individuals appear to have gotten sick from touching the dog treats or a pet that was given the cope with, the feds said.
“Pets should also be discouraged from licking you or other family members particularly in the face, and it is also important to clean items in the home that may have come into contact with contaminated pig ears or pet food,” they steered.
The first case was reported in November, and the most recently surfaced in June.
The US Food and Drug Administration said it is working with outlets to take away the treats from and better determine how they’re being distributed.
Those who’ve been sickened range in age from beneath 12 months to 81.