do water turtles carry salmonella ?


do water turtles carry salmonella

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Terry F. Paddock 2022-11-16T10:13:48+00:00 1 Answer 6 views New Member 0

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

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