FDA: Don’t be an Easter egg hunt casualty!

Egg coloring and decorating is a tradition that many take part in this time of year. If the proper precautions are not followed however, your spring-time celebration could take a turn for the worst.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that 142,000 illnesses each year are caused by consuming eggs contaminated with Salmonella, […]

Pet reptiles carry increased disease risk for children

According to research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, young children have an increased risk of Salmonella infection from pet reptiles and amphibians including turtles, snakes and frogs.

While many believe Salmonella infections are caused only by contaminated food, Salmonella can also be transferred by handling these animals as most carry the bacteria […]