TIL that in 2019, the CDC warned Americans not to kiss or snuggle their pet hedgehogs, after 11 people contracted a rare strain of salmonella. 10 of these 11 people were in close contact with hedgehogs before becoming ill.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/28/hedgehog-pets-cdc-health-salmonella

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