a disease contracted by reptiles that spreads easily to humans. its not good to keep small reptiles around children. do not let them put the reptiles in their mouths. also, you need a protected cage for small reptiles with salmonella, because it can easily seep out and be contracted by humans. small reptiles are illegal in the united states because salmonella was contracted by many americans in the 1970s. DO NOT LET REPTILES WITH SALMONELLA BE PURCHASED! especially if they are not sold through a certified pet store.
"Becky, don't lick the small turtle or else you will contract salmonella"