The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a notice attributing an outbreak of human Salmonella infections to contact with pet bearded dragons. You can read the complete CDC notice at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/
Some of our retail partners have temporarily suspended sales of bearded dragons during the CDC’s investigation. If you are applying for a bearded dragon grant, please contact your local pet retailer in advance to see if they currently have the animals available.
Please note that anyone in contact with reptiles of any kind should take precautions against Salmonella transmission. This is especially true for children. The CDC has published recommendations for those in contact with pet reptiles on how to safely handle the animals to minimize the risk of disease transmission: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/
News for Pets in the Classroom
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