Toddler’s mystery infection traced back to cake-snatching iguana

Three-year-old was on beach in Costa Rica when reptile tried to steal her dessert and bit her hand

It could almost be a fable from Aesop, or a story from the Brothers Grimm: the toddler, the lizard and the cake. But for one small child, whose baked treat was snatched by an iguana, it was a tale with a twist.

Doctors have revealed that the toddler ended up with an unusual infection after being bitten by the reptile as it tried to steal a bite of cake.

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