Disease Detectives at Work-Detecting Salmonella | CDC Works For You 24/7

CDC Works For You 24/7 Protecting People - Disease Detectives at Work—Detecting Salmonella Infections from Backyard Flocks. A growing hobby of people around the country is to keep live poultry (chicks, chickens and ducks) in backyard flocks. This trend may be contributing to an ongoing increase in Salmonella outbreaks linked to these birds. In 2012, eight outbreaks of human Salmonella infections from contact with live poultry obtained from mail-order hatcheries occurred in the United States. These outbreaks resulted in 517 illnesses, 93 hospitalizations and 4 deaths.

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