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Can I get salmonella poisoning from a turtle bite

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes-certainly!: Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings. Salmonella can cause a serious or e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes you can...: Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings. Salmonella can cause a serious or e ... Read More
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Although the number of wound cultures due to salmonellosis is small, getting the bugs on your hands is a risk for getting them in your mouth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: That is highly unlikely.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothing's 100% but: Two things at high risk for foodborne illness would be eating raw chicken or eating egg or tuna salad that has not be refrigerated and sitting in the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: Local greens do not imply that they are safe without aggressive washing.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
35 years experience Family Medicine
Meat Sallmonella: Anything that comes in contact with the preparation area in items that have been contaminated with salmonella place you at risk. Poultry is most noto ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: How did you reach this diagnosis? What are your specific symptoms without a diagnosis?
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
35 years experience Family Medicine
Salmonella: Salmonella is a bacteria that is not specific to any particular meat, fruit or vegetable. More common in poulty, but can be aquired in any food item ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Undercooked chicken can certainly increase your risk of food poisoning including Salmonella. Best not to risk it.

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