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Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

Even cute, seemingly healthy baby chicks and ducks can carry Salmonella bacteria. Photo by Judy Biss Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from …

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Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

There is always a Salmonella infection risk associated with handling poultry.  Avoid droppings and carefully wash hands after handling to greatly reduce the risk.Photo Credit: iStockphoto There are currently four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections associated with contacting live poultry being investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry/