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Over a quarter of salmonella cases in English children are caused by pet reptiles, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7796 (Published 23 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7796
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

More than a quarter of cases of salmonella in children aged under 5 are associated with exposure to pet reptiles, a study tracking recent cases in the south west of England has found.

Researchers analysed all cases of salmonellosis in children under 5 that were reported to public health authorities in the south west of England from January 2010 to December 2013.1 They checked the children’s individual …

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