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Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A total of 14 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 6 states.

hedgehog_01.jpgThe number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Ohio (2), and Washington (5).

Three ill persons have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

50% of ill persons are children 10 years of age or younger.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback findings have linked this outbreak of human Salmonella infections to contact with hedgehogs purchased from multiple breeders in different states.