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Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats sickens 12 people

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 that a total of 45 recent cases 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, officials said. Individuals appear to have gotten sick from touching the dog treats or a pet that was given the treat, 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 ...