Backyard poultry is making people sick with Salmonellosis.

CDC and public health officials in several states are collecting data to investigate multistate outbreaks of Salmonella Altona, Cerro, Indiana, Infantis, Johannesburg, Mbandaka, and Typhimurium infections. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data show that contact with backyard poultry makes people sick. As of June 20, 2024, 195 people infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 38 states. Illnesses started from February 18, 2024, to May 30, 2024. Of 136 people with information available, 50 (37%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The number of sick people in an outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. Of the 119 interviewed, 86 (72%) reported contact with backyard poultry. Of 45 people with information available, 36 (80%) reported purchasing or obtaining poultry before their illness started. WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are closely related genetically. This means that people in this outbreak likely got sick from the same type of animal. @,have%20been%20reported%20from%2038%20states%20(


 CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry

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