Preventing salmonella transmission from pets to kids

04/4/2013 | Philly.com (Philadelphia)

Children handling pets that may carry salmonella are at risk of contracting the bacteria, which can cause severe nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, and the CDC has linked several recent salmonella outbreaks to pets including hedgehogs, turtles and frogs. In this blog post, veterinarian Nicole Wyre and microbiologist Shelley Rankin discuss how to protect children from contracting salmonella from pets, emphasizing proper hygiene. They note that a negative salmonella test does not mean an animal is not carrying the bacteria, so caution is always warranted.

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