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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 27, 1997
Location: , Massachusetts

Animal: Iguana
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: An 8-year-old boy contracted Salmonella from his “pet” iguanas. The boy developed severe vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and headaches.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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