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J Environ Sci Eng. 2011 Apr;53(2):227-30.

Food poisoning and house gecko: myth or reality?

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CSIR - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nehru Marg, Nagpur 440 020, India.

Abstract

The reason behind the food-poisoning due to felling of house geckos in eatables is described in this paper. House geckos are known to carry various types of pathogens in their bodies which cause food-poisoning after consuming the contaminated foods. Since these geckos are non-poisonous, the food poisoning due to their presence in food is not possible.

PMID:
23033707
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