Not every day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issue tips for herd, but here we are.
The CDC said on Friday that it is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium which it believes may be related to these spiny creatures, adding that you definitely do not have to cuddle or to you groan your hedgehog – hard like this. Eleven people in eight countries got sick after having contacted a hedgehog with pets, one person being hospitalized.
No fatalities reported in this epidemic, but a Salmonella-related epidemic The same strain is related to human death in Washington in 2013. People with a weak immune system can be particularly susceptible to potentially serious consequences.
The CDC said in its consultation that people began to report a disease in late October, and 10 years of the 11 individuals interviewed by health officials said they had previously been horseshoe trails for pets. So far, incidents have been reported in Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming. Salmonella is an extremely nasty infection that can cause diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and, in some extreme cases, death. In particular, the hedgehogs "can carry Salmonella germs in their stools while they look healthy and clean," said CDC. So the Salmonella explode or not, the agency advises pet owners rodents and other resin paints, such as hedgehogs always wash their hands after work or care for the animal, and avoid putting them freely in house or eat and drink around them.
This, of course, is not a hatred for the hedgehogs. , CDC has issued similar recommendations for pets like chickens (please do not kiss them!) And turtles (again, please, do not kiss!) During the Salmonella outbreaks . I certainly understand the need to crush the sweet thing, but the CDC also advises not to kiss and press these pets in general – not just during an outbreak.
Love your friends safely.