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This 2005 photograph depicted a young boy holding a box turtle, portraying a look of wonderment, mixed with curiosity, as the turtle looks on with almost a sense of the nonchalance. The importance of this image lies in the reality that turtles carry bacteria, one of which is Salmonella, which is potentially dangerous to children. Remember to wash your hands after handling one of these cute reptiles!
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date:2005
Photo Credit:James Gathany
CDC Organization
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