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After Disney‘s ‘Princess and the Frog‘ movie came out in 2009, over 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.
An outbreak of salmonella poisoning in young Disney fans has emerged after the release of the new cartoon film The Princess and the Frog. Over 50 children in the US have been taken to hospital after the film was released there in December, showing the beautiful Princess kissing a frog.
In the film, the frog turns into a prince after Princess Tiana kisses him, but medics are warning Britons not to follow the trend.
Senior epidemiologist at the Oregon Public Health Division, Bill Keene, said: “Don’t kiss the frog is maybe a good idea”, The Daily Star reported.
The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians also want to ask exotic frog owners to not let youngsters handle their pets. Most of the children infected in the States were girls under the age of 10.