Do snakes carry diseases that can be transferred to people or other animals?
Snakes are actually remarkably clean. Perhaps one of the cleanest animals in all of nature so they don't carry many disease. One thing they do carry is salmonella. All reptiles actually carry it on their skin. It is very rare to become infected by it if you take proper precautions to avoid it. That precaution is thoroughly washing your hands before and after handling your snakes.