June 5, 2024


US investigates salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry


The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a salmonella outbreak across 29 states linked to backyard poultry, including chickens and ducks, Yahoo! News reported.


Over 100 salmonella cases have been reported after people came into contact with backyard poultry or purchased poultry from retail stores and hatcheries.


Since February, the CDC has been tracking these cases. As of May 30, 2024, 33 people have been hospitalised, but no deaths have been reported. The outbreak has affected individuals in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.


The CDC has not identified a single poultry supplier as the source of the outbreak. Consequently, it is urging those who come into contact with backyard poultry to remain vigilant about safety measures.


-      Yahoo! News

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