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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jan 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)