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Can you get salmonella from a snake?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Reptiles and amphibians can carry salmonella.
Wash your hands well after handling the animals or their cages, acquariums, or terrariums.

In brief: Yes

Reptiles and amphibians can carry salmonella.
Wash your hands well after handling the animals or their cages, acquariums, or terrariums.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Salmonella can be contracted from reptiles but it can also come from many other vertebrate animals and other sources too.
Best practice is to wash hands after handling or having contact with any animal (including domestics).

In brief: Yes

Salmonella can be contracted from reptiles but it can also come from many other vertebrate animals and other sources too.
Best practice is to wash hands after handling or having contact with any animal (including domestics).
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Absolutely

Reptiples and amphibians commonly harbor salmonella.
One type classically linked to snakes is called salmonella arizonae.

In brief: Absolutely

Reptiples and amphibians commonly harbor salmonella.
One type classically linked to snakes is called salmonella arizonae.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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