Zoonotic antimicrobial resistant pathogens in hedgehogs

European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is a generally common and widely distributed hedgehog species found in Europe living near human habitat. The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) has been shown to carry zoonotic bacteria and serve as a natural reservoir of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying mecC. In this project, zoonotic antimicrobial resistant pathogens are studied in Finnish hedgehogs.