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CDC: Hedgehogs might be linked to salmonella outbreak

If you have a pet hedgehog you might want to keep the snuggling to a minimum.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring a salmonella outbreak that could be linked to hedgehogs.

Twenty-seven people, including children, have been infected in 17 states. Two of those cases are in Indiana.

The CDC said that 18 out of 20 people interviewed had contact with a hedgehog. Hedgehogs can carry Salmonella germs in their droppings. These germs can be easily spread to their bodies, bedding and toys.

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