Complete list of reptiles zoonosis

Complete list of reptiles zoonosis

Disease Pathogen Target species Contamination way Zoonotic risk
Viral zoonosis
- - - - -
Bacterial zoonosis
Salmonellosis

Salmonella enterica enterica

aquatic turtles, snakes, iguanas, pogonas

infected water 

(especially in children)

+++

Mycobacteriosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M.avium, M. marinum

all species

water +/_

Enterobacterial infections

Aeromonas spp. 

Enterobacter cloacae

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

all species

infected water 

(especially in children)

+/_

Q fever

Coxiella burnetii

Melioidosis

Burkholderia pseudomallei

iguanas

contact +/_

Parasitic Zoonosis

Acariasis

Ophionyssus natricis

Boidae, Pythonidae, some lizards (iguana, pogona)

direct contact +/_

Ophidascarosis

Strongyloides stercolaris

Rodents->snakes

especially transcutaneous, sometimes oro-faecal

+/_

Tapeworm infection (Sparganosis)

Sparganum mansoni

Snakes

Consumption as food, 

eye contamination

- in Europe

+/_ in Far East

Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidium spp.

all species

fecal-oral pathway

+/_

Porocephaliasis

Armillifer monilliformis,       A. Armillifer

snakes

Accidental ingestion of eggs contained in the nasal discharge or snake faeces

- in Europe

+/_ in Far East

Zygomycosis

Basidiobolus spp. Conidiobolus spp.

snakes, lizards

respiratory, rarely digestive or transcutaneous pathways

- in Europe

+ in South East Asia, Africa, Latin America

(From a traduction of a report of the French Veterinarian Academy)