Few news collapsed on Friday (January 25th), so you may have missed a Hedgehog Warning that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued earlier this afternoon.
These small, prickly, fascinating mammals – which have grown popularized in recent years – can carry salmonella microbes and spread them to nearby people, according to the CDC.
CDC and public health officials in several countries are investigating a multidimensional outbreak of Salmonella infections associated with hedgehog contact.
CDC said Friday there were 1
Although one person was hospitalized, there were no reports of death, three reported in Missouri, two in Minnesota, and one in Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming
Researchers have gathered and samples of hedgehog in the homes of the two Minnesota patients and have identified the strain of Salmonella, causing people to get sick. "It is not yet clear whether all or some of the sheep of pets come from a" general supplier, "the CDC said. 19659002] Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps lasting from four to seven days.In rare cases, Salmonella infection can lead to death – a big enough risk that CDC gently suggests some households "may consider different a pet. "
rivers, for those who can never separate with a little Spike, Sonic or S, the agency has recommended avoiding a certain direct contact with their hedgehogs. This means you do not wrinkle them or support them on your face for the perfect shot by Instagram. "Do not kiss or compress hedgehogs because it can spread Salmonella microbes to the face and mouth and make you sick," warns the CDC. "Do not let hedgehogs freely roam in areas where food is prepared or stored, such as kitchens. "
If you touch a hedgehog or clean its consumables, immediately wash your hands, and do not clean the cage or toy holes in the same place where you prepare human food
This can be a great task for the new harvest of tare owners Hedgehogs are legitimate pets in most of the United States – but are banned in California, Georgia, Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania and the capital of the country, according to the Society for Welfare of Hedgehogs.
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