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Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/.
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: Turtles are well know carriers of the bacteria. So are chickens through their eggs. Eating raw eggs is not a good idea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Salmonella can be transmitted from cats, dogs, fish, birds and turtles (especially tiny turtles). REF: http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbsam.htm

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