Reptile: reducing the risk of Salmonella infection
Reducing the risks of Salmonella infection from reptiles: advice for owners
Keeping reptiles carries some health risks which all owners should be aware of and take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families. Salmonella is a particularly common risk.
Click on this link to access a leaflet ( just produced by the Health Protection Agency, Department of Health, and Defra) that provides advice to reptile owners regarding measures to reduce the risk of contracting Salmonella infections from their pets.
An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhiumurium DT191a infections in humans has been linked to reptile owners handling infected feeder mice, and has highlighted the need to raise awareness of the risk of such infections.