Pet water frogs spread salmonella to 217 people

04/11/2011 | MSNBC · Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy

About 217 consumers in 41 states, mostly children, have contracted salmonella from pet African dwarf water frogs traced to a single breeder in California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The frogs, and other amphibians and reptiles, don't make good pets for children under age 5, who are at the highest risk for salmonella infection, officials say.

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