Live Poultry Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 224 People

Investigators have traced a recent Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak back to live poultry from multiple feed stores and mail-order hatcheries across the United States.


| June 19, 2013



Baby Chicks

Health officials recommend anyone handling live poultry to take special precautions and thoroughly wash their hands after contact.


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Reposted with permission from Food Safety News.

An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium from baby chicks and ducklings has now sickened at least 224 people across 34 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of those ill, 26 percent have been hospitalized and 62 percent are children 10 years old or younger.

Investigators have traced the outbreak strain back to live poultry purchased from multiple feed stores and mail-order hatcheries around the country, but they are still working to determine the initial source.

The number ill by state is as follows:

Alabama (1), Arizona (5), California (6), Colorado (24), Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois (1), Indiana (7), Iowa (5), Kansas (13), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (6), Massachusetts (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (4), Missouri (16), Montana (1), Nebraska (10), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Mexico (13), New York (15), North Dakota (5), Oklahoma (9), Oregon (10), South Dakota (7), Tennessee (1), Texas (26), Utah (4), Vermont (1), Virginia (1), Washington (17), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (2).





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