Salmonella outbreaks in 48 states linked to backyard poultry – The Denver Channel

More than 900 people in 48 states have been sickened with salmonella, and a minimum of one individual has actually died, likely triggered by yard poultry like ducks and chickens.
While outbreaks of salmonella from yard poultry is not uncommon, the number of cases this year is higher than typical, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They report 15 multi-state break out stress currently being examined.
Because June 24, 473 more individuals have gotten ill according to CDCs data, for an overall of 938 individuals contaminated with salmonella up until now this year. Roughly 33 percent of those who got ill needed to be hospitalized. The one reported death was in Oklahoma.
At the end of July 2019, 768 individuals in this country had actually gotten sick from salmonella linked to live poultry.
The CDC was able to speak with about 400 patients this year, and of those, 74 percent reported having contact with chicks or ducklings. Evaluating from yard poultry environments in Kentucky and Oregon recognized 3 of the break out strains.
The CDC recommends frequent handwashing with soap and water whenever a backyard poultry animal is touched or handled, or their eggs or habitat is touched. They also alert against letting backyard poultry inside your house, specifically in locations where food is prepared.