A notice of the CDC’s investigation into several raids Salmonella infection posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-21/index.html
- CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multiple outbreaks of Salmonella infections associated with backyard chicken contact.
- There were 163 people reported ill from 43 states.
- 34 people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
- The actual number of sick people is probably higher than the reported number, because many people are cured without medical care and are not tested. Salmonella.
- A third of sick people are young children under 5 years.
- Conversations with sick people have shown that contact with chickens in the backyard is the most likely source of explosions.
- You can bring the chicken to the backyard Salmonella germs even if they look healthy and clean. These germs quickly spread to the areas where they live and roam.
- Whether you’re building your first coop or are a backyard poultry poultry owner, be aware of the dangers of keeping poultry and simple things you can do to stay healthy.
Steps to stay healthy around the backyard chicken:
- Always wash your hands 20 seconds after touching herd or herd supplies.
- Keep herd and herd supplies out of the house to prevent the spread of germs in your home.
- Do not allow children under 5 years of age to touch birds (including chicks and ducks) or anything in the area where the birds live and roam.
- Do not kiss or touch birds, as they can spread germs in your mouth and hurt you.
- Most people are infected with Salmonella can get rid of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain 6 hours to 6 days after exposure to the bacteria.
- The disease usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
- In some people, the disease can be so severe that the patient is hospitalized.
- Children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe illness.
If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call the state health department.