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, 29-Aug-2012 09:48:44 CDT