Hedgehog zoonoses

Patricia Y. Riley, Bruno B Chomel

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Exotic pets, including hedgehogs, have become popular in recent years among pet owners, especially in North America. Such animals can carry and introduce zoonotic agents, a fact well illustrated by the recent outbreak of monkeypox in pet prairie dogs. We reviewed known and potential zoonotic diseases that could be carried and transmitted by pet hedgehogs or by wild-caught hedgehogs that have been rescued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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