Approximately 74,000 cases of salmonella each year are caused by contact with reptiles and amphibians. This podcast details symptoms of salmonella, and encourages practicing basic hygiene to decrease chances of infection, as well as keeping animals such as turtles and frogs out of the homes of children under the age of five.
. Created: 1/21/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/21/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Wash Away Salmonella
Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections
Associated with Aquatic Frogs — United States, 2008–2009
Recorded: January 19, 2010; posted: January 21, 2010
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CDC recently documented the first multistate outbreak of salmonella associated with
water frogs. Approximately 74,000 cases of salmonella each year are caused by contact
with reptiles and amphibians, such as turtles and frogs. Their habitats, including
aquarium water, are important sources of contamination.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever. Practicing basic
hygiene techniques can decrease your chances of becoming infected with salmonella. In
addition, keeping these animals out of homes with children under the age of five is
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