sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion


Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-03, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan-2003
Location: UK, Newcastle
Age: 27
Posts: 548
Send a message via AIM to Lizzy001 Send a message via MSN to Lizzy001
Post diseases!

i know you can get diseases off snakes....theres one , samonelle ( cant spell )......i would like to know what are the symtoms of it...can humans get it?
i know if you dont clean ur hands after and before u can get it. but i wanna know a bit more.

replys plz!:w
1.0 Normal corn snake, 0.1 Snow corn snake.
Lizzy xxx
Lizzy001 is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 03-21-03, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan-2003
Location: Dartmouth,Nova Scotia, Canada
Age: 37
Posts: 690
Send a message via ICQ to Burmies
I have not heard of anyone getting samonalla from snakes. If you feed your snakes other then rodents, then there is a chance that could happen. ex. like chickens.

Burmies is offline  
Old 03-21-03, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Hamster of Borg's Avatar
Join Date: Mar-2003
Posts: 250
Send a message via Yahoo to Hamster of Borg
CDC Information on Salmonella.

Hamster of Borg is offline  
Old 03-21-03, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
andrea88's Avatar
Join Date: Jul-2002
Location: Edmonton AB
Age: 34
Posts: 132
Here is a good link.
andrea88 is offline  
Old 03-21-03, 10:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
gfisher2002's Avatar
Join Date: Feb-2003
Location: Sask, Canada
Age: 35
Posts: 466
Snakes can carry samonella in their feces but unless you touch your snake crap then lick your hand, it's unlikely you would get anything.
0.1 Ambanja Panther, 1.1 Senegal
2.1 Red Eared Sliders, 1.0 Russian, 0.1 RedFoot Tortoise, 1.0 Senegal Parrot
0.1 Giant Frog-Eyed Gecko, 1.0 Bearded Dragon, 0.1 Black Throat Monitor
gfisher2002 is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 03-21-03, 10:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
Join Date: Dec-2002
Location: London
Posts: 2,201
Send a message via MSN to Andy_G
Lol, funny but partially true gfisher. You also need to disinfect anything your snake climbs on because sometimes they do crawl in their own poop before you spot it so if you take it out and let it crawl on a table you should disinfect it because there is a very slim possibility that salmonella can be contracted.
Andy_G is offline  
Old 03-21-03, 11:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Cumming, GA
Age: 45
Posts: 81
Although Iggy's are well known to carry salmonella, all reptiles have the capabilities. Salmonella is a baterial infection that is usually found in feces. When your snake defecates, he may crawl through it, therefore spreading the bacteria (if he/she does indeed have it) throughout the cage and on his body himself. Incubation can be anywhere between 3 to 10 days, although usually symptoms occur within 2 days. Symptoms are diarrhea, vomitting, stomach pains, and fever. In a few extreme cases, salmonella can lead to typhoid fever, which is very serious. The normal fatality rate for a person that has contracted the salmonella bacteria is extremely low. Less than 1% die. The hardest hit are the elderly and children. Most cases involve children that have handled reptiles, and contracted the bacteria that way. Keep in mind, that salmonella can be passed by other ways other than feces. Saliva (as in a bite) has been known to pass the bacteria along. I hope this helped.
As seen on a bumper sticker--"My snake ATE your honor roll student"
jpaulson is offline  
Old 03-24-03, 12:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: The Pacific Northwest
Age: 41
Posts: 173
Send a message via ICQ to fr0glet Send a message via AIM to fr0glet
I personally have contracted salmonella from contact with a snake. It was terrible, worst stomach cramps of my life (including convulsions and loss of consciousness), severe vomiting and explosive and uncontrollable diarhhea.

There are many strains of salmonella, you can get it from raw chicken, river water, reptiles and amphibians, and salmonella has the capacity to live on a dry surface (undisturbed) for up to TWO YEARS! Salmonella is fairly normal gut bacteria for herps.

Hand washing with normal soap after handling herps is all that is necessary to protect yourself from contracting it! Good handwashing should be a way of life for all herpers.
Day 10051 of life as a human on this planet... but who's counting?
fr0glet is offline  
Old 03-24-03, 09:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
J_Riley's Avatar
Join Date: Feb-2003
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Age: 46
Posts: 252
Send a message via AIM to J_Riley
This list is what you could possibly get from reptiles and amphibians...


Also tapeworms, round worms etc but ya gotta EAT the reptile to get those

Yersinia entercolitica

Amphibians can also give you Hepatitis conceiveably, it's been documented at least once...
Rome did not build a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all who opposed them.
J_Riley is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-13, Hobby Solutions Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0