do wild turtles carry salmonella ?


do wild turtles carry salmonella

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John M. Stadler 2022-11-15T11:46:26+00:00 1 Answer 7 views New Member 0

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    Yes, wild turtles can carry Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is commonly found in the environment, and many wild animals, including turtles, can harbor this bacterium in their intestinal tract without showing any signs of illness. When people come into contact with turtles or their habitats, such as ponds or streams, there is a risk of contracting Salmonella through direct contact or by touching contaminated surfaces. It’s essential to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands thoroughly after handling turtles or their habitats, to reduce the risk of Salmonella infection.

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