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Don't kiss your pet hedgehog, CDC warns as Salmonella hits 17 states

Don't kiss your pet hedgehog, CDC warns as Salmonella hits 17 states

(Reuters Health) - U.S. health officials warned pet-owners against kissing and snuggling their hedgehogs as a Salmonella outbreak linked to contact with the animals spread to 17 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said 27 people had been infected with a strain of Salmonella typhimurium, including two people who were hospitalized