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2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

April 8, 2019. Two people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in samples collected from three hedgehogs in two ill patients' homes in Minnesota. A common supplier of hedgehogs had not been identified as of January 25, 2019.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, Michigan, Virginia, Kansas, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Hedgehogs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 27
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 27
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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