Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry

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News Story Source: CDC
Posted August 31, 2021

One in four sick people is a child younger than 5 years. Don't let young children touch chicks, ducklings, or other backyard poultry.

Backyard Poultry and Salmonella

Backyard poultry, like chicken and ducks, can carry Salmonella germs even if they look healthy and clean. These germs can easily spread to anything in the areas where the poultry live and roam.

You can get sick from touching your backyard poultry or anything in their environment and then touching your mouth or food, and swallowing Salmonella germs.

What Backyard Flock Owners Should Do

Wash your hands

Always wash your hands with soap and water immediately after touching backyard poultry, their eggs, or anything in the area where they live and roam.

Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Consider having hand sanitizer at your coop.

Be safe around backyard flocks

Don't kiss or snuggle backyard poultry, and don
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