A nationwide outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections in children from 2008 to 2011 was linked to African dwarf frogs kept as pets.
Salmonella infections can often be prevented by practicing good hygiene techniques during food preparation, as well as regular hand washing.
Be sure to thoroughly cook eggs, poultry, and ground beef.
Hands should always be washed after playing with pets, especially lizards and turtles.
If your child has a problem with her immune system, you should avoid reptiles used as pets altogether.