Reptile-associated Salmonellosis in Man, Italy

To the Editor: Reptiles are reservoirs of a wide variety of Salmonella serotypes, including all Salmonella enterica subspecies and S. bongori. In reptiles born in captivity or kept as pets, S. enterica subsp. enterica is frequently isolated (1). Salmonella strains are well adapted to reptiles, and they usually cause asymptomatic infections in such animals… (More)