Pet Reptiles Linked to Serious Infections in Children

April 13, 2015 9:43 PM

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Pet Reptiles Linked to Serious Infections in Children

Children who contracted salmonella infections from reptiles were more likely to develop serious bacterial diseases such meningitis

Keeping exotic reptiles as household pets may increase the risk of severe salmonella infections in young children, says a study in the April issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood. Children who contracted salmonella infections from reptiles were more likely to develop serious bacterial diseases, ...

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