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CDC: Pet Hedgehogs May Endanger Your Health
Cybercast News Service ^
| March 5, 2013
| Susan Jones
Posted on 03/06/2013 1:50:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
Beware the little hedgehog, hes likely to be prickly. So touch him at your peril: He just might make you sickly.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in the past yearfrom December 2011 to December 2012at least 20 people have been sickened with human salmonella typhimurium infections linked to hedgehogs purchased from multiple breeders in different states.
Four people required hospital treatment, and one person died. Almost half of the victims are children age 10 or younger.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: disease; hedgehog; salmonella; urchin
posted on 03/06/2013 1:50:47 AM PST
posted on 03/06/2013 2:59:41 AM PST
(Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
Whoda thunk rats as pets is a bad idea?
posted on 03/06/2013 3:44:44 AM PST
(It must be noon, because I'm drunk somewhere.)
Hedgehogs are insectivores.... the little guys are inoffensive pets... but they’re not exactly cuddly even they do look loveable.
posted on 03/06/2013 7:19:32 AM PST
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