Backyard Poultry Responsible For Over 900 Salmonella Infections This Year, CDC Says.
The New York Times (9/4, Pattani, Subscription Publication) reports that the CDC “is investigating multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections” connected “to people who keep poultry in their backyards.” The Times says poultry is “responsible for infecting more than 900 people with salmonella” in 48 states so far in 2017. CDC veterinarian Dr. Megin Nichols said, “Over the years, we’ve accumulated a pretty serious health issue,” adding, “Ownership of live poultry and the interest in raising backyard chickens and ducks is really growing.” Nichols said poultry owners should take health precautions such as washing hands after handling poultry and not allowing poultry to live inside the house.
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