A CDC investigation update for the multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to pet hedgehogs has been updated. Twenty-three people in nine states have been reported as sickened with the same strain.

According to CDC:

The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Idaho (1), Illinois…

At least 14 people have been sickened in a multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to contact with hedgehogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first illnesses connected to this outbreak occurred in December of last year, but cases continued to crop up as recently as last month, according to CDC’s initial