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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 02, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Animal: Aquatic Turtles
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: At least six cases of salmonella in Clark County were linked to contact with reptiles kept as pets. According to SNHD (Southern Nevada Health District), all of the patients had contact with aquatic turtles that were kept as pets.

Source: Fox 5 Vegas.com

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