Giant snails can carry meningitis, researchers warn

Posted at 2:27 PM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-09 09:56:22-04

Residents of a Houston neighborhood are being warned to stay away from giant African land snails after a woman found one in her garden and snapped a photo of it, according to a report from NBC News.

The snails, researchers warn, are potentially dangerous to touch, in part because they can carry meningitis.

Scientists have warned anyone who comes in contact with them to wash their hands thoroughly, the report says.

Read this entire story from NBC News, HERE.

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