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Old 04-03-2013, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
fionas_mommy
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Default Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Aww she was giving you kisses? adorable!

Now I'll put your mind at ease. Most, if not nearly all, viruses differ from animals and humans. The virus still passes from human to animal or vice versa but the virus cannot insert its DNA into the foreign species because the species itself had different DNA. Therefore it can't "set up shop" so to speak and nothing will happen. This is why if we have a cold, we can't pass it to our dog. I know there is such a thing as feline herpes. Never heard of hedgie herpes lol but I assume it would work the same and the two should not be transferable.
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