Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry

Share this content:
Final CDC Update on <i>Salmonella</i> Linked to Backyard Poultry
Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- At least 334 people in 47 states have been sickened in Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Twenty-one percent of the patients are children younger than 5. Fifty-six people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

People who became ill said they got live chicks and ducklings from relatives and from businesses such as feed supply stores, websites, and hatcheries, the CDC said. It warned that people can get sick from Salmonella by touching live poultry or their surroundings, and that poultry carrying the bacteria can appear clean and healthy.

The CDC also said to keep live poultry out of the house, and to use a specific pair of shoes while taking care of poultry and keep those shoes outside of the house. In addition, children younger than 5 shouldn't handle or touch live poultry without adult supervision.

More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use ...

'The Real Cost' Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign to target at-risk youth

U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill

U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill

Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu ...

Vaccination rates decrease throughout the day; with intervention, similar increase throughout day

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »