Trachemys scripta elegans
Trachemys scripta elegans
(Red-eared Slider)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Impact ID4109
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionA child caught a severe Salmonella enterica infection from her pet turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Japan.
Reference35786
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationJapan

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/5/2022].

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