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Can I get salmonella poisoning from a turtle bite?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes-certainly!

Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings.
Salmonella can cause a serious or even life-threatening infection in people, even though the bacteria do not make reptiles or amphibians sick.- in 2007, a 4wk-old baby died in fl, from salmonella in which the salmonella from the turtle and they boy, matched.

In brief: Yes-certainly!

Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings.
Salmonella can cause a serious or even life-threatening infection in people, even though the bacteria do not make reptiles or amphibians sick.- in 2007, a 4wk-old baby died in fl, from salmonella in which the salmonella from the turtle and they boy, matched.
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