Reptiles and amphibians: Salmonella - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reptiles and amphibians: Salmonella

Some reptiles and amphibians can make cool pets, but they can also be a source of illness. Reptiles (e.g., Iguanas, turtles, snakes) and amphibians (e.g., frogs and toads) carry Salmonella.

Each year outbreaks of Salmonella occur as a result of individuals coming in contact with reptiles and/or amphibians that are carrying Salmonella.

  • Salmonella Outbreaks
    CDC website about salmonella outbreaks, including those related to animals and food products. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 09:48AM