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During the past month, 172 additional people have become ill from Salmonella infections in the current multistate, multi-strain outbreak linked to live poultry in backyard flocks ( chicks and ducklings, from multiple hatcheries), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday.

The outbreak strains of Salmonella (S. Braenderup, S. Enteritidis, S. Hadar, Salmonella I 4, [5],12:i-, S. Indiana, S. Infantis, S. Litchfield, S. Mbandaka, S. Muenchen, and S. Typhimurium) have infected a reported 961 people in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Federal health authorities say more people have been sickened by live poultry so far this year than in all of 2016.

215 ill people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported in North Carolina.

The CDC advises any live poultry can carry Salmonella bacteria, even if they look healthy and clean. That’s why it’s important for anyone raising backyard poultry to take steps to avoid getting sick when handling and caring for birds.

If you choose to keep poultry, take these steps to avoid a Salmonella infection:

    • Wash hands after handling live poultry.
    • Do not allow live chickens, ducks, and geese in the house.
    • Do not allow children younger than 5 years to handle or touch live poultry and eggs without supervision.
    • Do not snuggle or kiss the birds or touch your mouth, eat, or drink around live poultry.

Illness from Salmonella usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some people, diarrhea may be so severe that the person needs to be hospitalized.

Salmonella infections are more likely to be severe for children younger than 5 years, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems, such as people with cancer, diabetes, and liver or kidney disease.


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