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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

Letter

Reptile- and Amphibian-associated Salmonellosis in Childcare Centers, United States

Neil M. VoraComments to Author , Kristine M. Smith, Catherine C. Machalaba, and William B. Karesh
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (N.M. Vora); EcoHealth Alliance, New York (N.M. Vora, K.M. Smith, C.C. Machalaba, W.B. Karesh)

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State regulations for contact between children and animals in childcare centers, United States, 2011

Description of state regulation No.(%) states
Bans all animals that show evidence of disease from childcare centers 22 (44)
Bans all potentially dangerous or harmful animals from childcare centers 23 (46)
Bans all reptiles from childcare centers 12 (24)
Bans all amphibians from childcare centers 3 (6)
Requires staff and/or children to wash hands after handling animals 25 (50)

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