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I heard a child could get sick from holding a pet lizard. Is this true?

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Dr. Craig Armstrong
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Reptiles can pass salmonella, an organism that can cause serious diarrhea.
The salmonella can be passed in feces from the reptile, so good hand washing is imperative after handling the animal.

In brief: Yes

Reptiles can pass salmonella, an organism that can cause serious diarrhea.
The salmonella can be passed in feces from the reptile, so good hand washing is imperative after handling the animal.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Salmonella infection can be transmitted from infected lizard to humans by contact.

In brief: Yes

Salmonella infection can be transmitted from infected lizard to humans by contact.
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