HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c286W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Health what evidence he possesses of human beings being infected with food-poison organisms carried by imported tortoises.

Mr. K. Robinson

I am aware that food poisoning organisms have been isolated from tortoises and that, in rare instances, human infections have been detected in persons who have been in contact with such tortoises. The hazard is not however considered sufficient to warrant any special action.

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