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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 22, 1997
Location: , Kansas

Animal: Snake
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: A 6-year-old boy had bloody diarrhea for 10 days’ duration, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever, and his 3-year-old brother developed diarrhea. Both boys were diagnosed with Salmonella, which they received from the family’s two "pet" snakes.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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