Oh, shell no. The U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced that pet turtles may be the source of a Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak that has already sickened at least 21 people in 13 states and hospitalized seven. Fortunately, no one has died yet. But a Salmonella infection can get you sick and in some cases even kill, which would be a turtle disaster.

The first reported illness in this outbreak began on May 29 of this year. I’ve written multiple times for Forbes about how you can’t stand Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh, uh, oh, because it may cause fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. It can even cause death in those with weaker immune systems, such as young-uns and older-uns.

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