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Title: Tips for Reptile Owners to Protect Yourself from Salmonella


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Tips for Reptile Owners to Protect Yourself from
Salmonella
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Salmonella is a bacterial disease that generally
infects the digestive tract and occasionally the
blood stream. Symptoms include mild to severe
diarrhea, fever and occasionally vomiting. It is
spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or
by contact with infected people, animals and
reptiles.a
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Here some advice for those who currently have
reptiles as pets or plan to purchase one. 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with hot, soapy water
    after touching or handling the pet, its aquarium
    and cage accessories.
  • Always wear disposable gloves and face protection
    while cleaning an aquarium or changing the water
    in a tank, pool or pond.

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  • Keep other pets away from reptiles, including
    their tanks and water bowls
  • Children under 12 years of age should not handle
    reptiles. Older children must vbe supervised when
    handling reptiles to be sure rhat they keep their
    hands away from their mouths while handling them.
    Remind them to wash their hands in warm, soapy
    water.

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  • Pet reptiles should be kept out of kitchen,
    dining room and food preparation areas.
  • Never eat, drink or smoke when handling the
    reptile or cleaning its enclosure.

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  • Most important, do not kiss or share food with
    your reptile.
  • Kitchen sink, bathroom sink or bathtub should not
    be used for bathing reptiles. Designate a
    separate tub or bin exclusively for reptile
    bathing.

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  • Reptile injuries can become easily infected. If
    your reptile injures you, clean the wound
    thoroughly and consult a physician. 
  • Babies, young children, the elderly and those
    with surpressed immune systems are especially
    vunerable to contracting salmonella.
  •  

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