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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Frogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The CDC is saying that a recent salmonella outbreak is connected to aquatic frogs, though I don't see anything specifically tying them all together. (News source.)

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Herp-Related Salmonella

Four cases of reptile (turtle) related salmonella were reported from Lewis and Clark County, Montana, last year. (News source.)

[So don't slather your turtles in peanut butter...]

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Salmonella: Case Closed?

A baby in the UK contracted salmonella, and the mother's internet search led to the conclusion that the pet snake was involved... Just a reminder, but many other animals and food products can carry the bacteria. I'd trust a medical report over a quick internet search...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Salmonella Case

Two young boys were hospitalized with a case of salmonella poisoning, apparently from the same strain found on their lizard. So... wash your hands, folks. (News source.)