do red eared sliders carry salmonella ?


do red eared sliders carry salmonella

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Justin L. Orr 2022-11-16T10:10:50+00:00 1 Answer 6 views New Member 0

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    Red-eared sliders, like other turtles, have the potential to carry Salmonella bacteria. While not all red-eared sliders are infected with Salmonella, they can harbor the bacteria in their intestines and shed it in their feces. Handling red-eared sliders or coming into contact with their habitat without proper hygiene precautions can increase the risk of Salmonella transmission to humans. Therefore, it’s important to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling red-eared sliders or their habitat to prevent the spread of Salmonella and reduce the risk of infection.

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