Dog owners need to stop feeding dogs pig ear treats to end the spread of salmonella to both humans and dogs nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news release.
Since then, 16 people with salmonella have been added to the investigation. In total, 143 have become ill in connection to this salmonella outbreak, the CDC said.
Nearly 30 percent of the illnesses have resulted in hospitalizations, the CDC said.
The CDC said that the treats came from many different suppliers and is the likely source of this outbreak.
The CDC offers the following advice:
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