There was a recent study posted on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science blog titled Of Pathogens and Pets: Tokay Gecko Harbors 10 Types of Salmonella. This article explains research that has been conducted with 150 tokay geckos, finding that 60% tested positive for carrying Salmonella.
It seems that people are focused against reptiles lately. With the U.S. government pushing down to take away reptile keeper’s rights and studies being published such as this, the question must be asked: Is there a connection between the increase in anti-reptile articles and the prevalence of anti-reptile legislation in the United States? More