Children with pet reptiles risk severe Salmonella infections

January 2, 2015 5:01 PM

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(Reuters Health) - One in four children younger than age five who were infected with Salmonella got the disease from a pet reptile in a recent UK study.

The children with reptile-associated infections were significantly younger than other kids with Salmonella infections, more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to have invasive infections that affected the blood or brain.

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