Salmonella arizonae

Salmonella arizonae causes disease in turkeys, chickens, ducks, and other domestic poultry. Wild turkeys are the principal source for turkey-specific infections. Other ways birds become infected is by exposure to reptile feces, or rodents who have been exposed and serve as a vector.

S. arizonae is primarily carried by reptiles in warm countries, and these free-living animals can be considered reservoir hosts.

Hosts

  • turkeys
  • chickens
  • ducks
  • reptiles