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Salmonella excretion by terrapins and the associated hazard to human health
  1. FC Clegg and
  2. PJ Heath

Abstract

The isolation of Salmonella java (phage type Worksop) from the water of a terrapin tank is described. Two terrapins excreted the organism throughout a nine month observation period. Attention is drawn to recent reports of human illness associated with these animals kept as domestic pets.

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