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FILE - In this July 22, 2013 file photo, a teenager holds his bearded dragon lizard before a discussion about herpetology at a park in Columbia, S.C. In a report released Thursday, April 24, 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning. In the last two years, 132 people in 31 states have been infected with a rare form of salmonella bacteria. (AP Photo/The State, Gerry Melendez)

CDC links outbreak of rare salmonella to bearded dragons, lizards from Australia

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning. In the last two years, 132 people in 31 states have been infected with a rare form of salmonella bacteria. Health investigators also found the rare bacteria in the terrarium of a bearded dragon tied to the outbreak. They're calling this the first U.S. salmonella outbreak caused by this kind of …