Stop kissing turtles
Posted: August 30th, 2007 - 2:41pm by Doug PowellAnother outbreak of salmonella linked to pet turtles sold by street vendors, this time in Arizona.
Dr. Bob England of the Maricopa County Health Department was quoted as saying,
"Little children especially are at risk for this, because they tend to be the ones who get these small turtles as pets and play with them and they are exposed to the bacteria."
England said, so far this year, there's been nearly a dozen reports of kids becoming infected with salmonella, linked to pet turtles.