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Your prince may charm you to death

 
 
Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 10:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Pet frogs are being blamed for a national salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 48 people.

The illnesses occurred from June through November, with reports coming in from 25 states. Health officials investigating the illnesses found that many of the people said they'd been in contact with frogs such as the African dwarf frog. The salmonella strain was found in aquariums with frogs in three homes where illnesses occurred.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the outbreak Monday.

Pet reptiles have been fingered as a source of salmonella infection before. At least 107 people were sickened in a recent outbreak blamed on turtles.
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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:40 pm
@dyslexia,
I see Disney getting sued for some reason....
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:54 pm
@Seed,
Imagine the oncoming salmonella epidemic with the Disney release The Princess and the Frog, it's going to rival the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 01:42 pm
Phileas Frogg hopped around the world in 80 days.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 01:45 pm
Is that a prince in your pocket or are you glad to see me?
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 01:46 pm
Spreading frogphobic feelings again?

No salmonella here..
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 01:50 pm
@Francis,
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 02:41 pm
@dyslexia,
Why would anyone want a pet frog. They're not furry, cuddly, or warm, and I just bet they don't like being held and petted.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 02:50 pm
@roger,
If you are a professional assassin, the poison from a poison dart frog comes in mighty handy. It's a renewable resource.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 02:55 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ohmagawd! What do they use, little blowguns?
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 03:34 pm
@roger,
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo324/IzzieLzzie/P1010040.jpg

Razz
roger
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 03:58 pm
@Izzie,
Well, thanks. At least our sudden demise comes with a great big smile!
Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 03:59 pm
@roger,
Ha! Very Happy



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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 04:19 pm
@roger,
rather smug wouldnt you think!
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 05:06 pm
@roger,
roger said

Quote:
Why would anyone want a pet frog. They're not furry, cuddly, or warm, and I just bet they don't like being held and petted
.

Yeap, its not easy being green

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