Bad enough touching them: health experts warn Fijians of salmonella dangers of iguanas

Nature experts are warning Fijians to be aware of salmonella carried by the American iguana.

Tamara Osborne-Naikatini told Radio Australia they’re getting the message out, after a boy came down with the infection.

??"The little boy was treated at the village nursing station, just for a simple wound that would have involved an antiseptic or antibiotic solution being applied, which is sufficient to treat anything that may be infected with salmonella.”

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