A strain of salmonella carried by small pet turtles has sickened more than 100 people and hospitalized at least 24 nationwide in the largest recorded outbreak of its kind, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday.
Cases have been reported in 33 states, mostly in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Most of the patients have been children.
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A public interest group petitioned the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to increase the warnings on the popular cosmetic and drug Botox. Severe reactions including deaths have been linked to the product.
Botox and another drug, Myobloc, use botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve impulses to muscles, causing them to relax.