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Can you get salmonella poisoning from getting dirty turtle germs in a cut?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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 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 you can...

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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