do lizards have salmonella ?


do lizards have salmonella

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Jeffrey M. Evans 2022-11-15T11:36:18+00:00 1 Answer 6 views New Member 0

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    Yes, lizards, particularly reptiles like turtles, snakes, and lizards, can carry Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is a type of bacteria commonly found in the intestines of these animals. While they may not display symptoms of illness themselves, they can shed the bacteria in their feces. If proper hygiene measures are not followed when handling these animals or their habitat, there is a risk of contracting Salmonella infection, especially for young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Therefore, it’s essential to wash hands thoroughly after handling reptiles and to avoid contact between reptiles and food preparation areas to prevent Salmonella transmission.

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