Pet Frogs Linked To Salmonella

July 22, 2011 by staff 

Pet Frogs Linked To SalmonellaPet Frogs Linked To Salmonella, Eggs first and then shoot and frogs are now the source of a recent salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people across the country. The main culprits were the aquatic frogs are sold in most pet stores. You can make a lovely pet, but as they say it’s not easy being green. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents to keep children under five years away from the water frogs, especially African dwarf frog that has sickened at least 241 people in over 41 states.

Frogs are usually kept in home aquariums that are breeding grounds for bacteria. Experts say that, like fish, frogs should not be handled and if it does come into contact with any soap amphibians and water is your best defense.

“You always want to wash your hands would be like to go fishing and put his hands in the lake … I do not know what type of bacteria can be there,” said David Hatch Western Slope Aquatic and their pets.

The CDC recommends cleaning the tanks of fish and frogs out of the house every two weeks to avoid bacteria buildup.

The California plant, where the salmonella outbreak began voluntarily stopped selling the frogs in April.

The County Board of Health and Human Services says that the signs of salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. The infection can be severe if the symptoms persist for more than a week.

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