PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A salmonella outbreak linked to dog treats is expanding. The CDC says 93 people in 27 states, including three in Pennsylvania, have been sickened.
The salmonella infections are linked to pig ear dog treats.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Philadelphia Police Looking For Answers In Markeya Green's Murder That 'Absolutely Shocks The Conscience'
The FDA says people are handling the treats, then eating or preparing food without washing their hands first.READ MORE: Edwin Allen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman In Upper Darby SEPTA Train Terminal
The pathogen also spreads through feces.MORE NEWS: North Philadelphia Rat Infestation 'Subsiding And Leaving Slowly' After City Officials Lay Down Poison In Empty Lot
People can become sick just by petting their dogs or their dog tracking feces through their homes in their paws.