Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry

CDC and public health officials in multiple states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Hadar infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. A total of 97 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hadar have been reported from 28 states. 17 people (34% of those with information available) have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. 30% of ill people are children younger than 5 years of age. People reported obtaining chicks and ducklings from several sources, including agricultural stores, websites, and hatcheries. WGS of 26 isolates from ill people showed antibiotic resistance to one or more of the following antibiotics: amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (4%), ampicillin (4%), cefoxitin (4%), ceftriaxone (4%), gentamicin (4%), streptomycin (100%), sulfamethoxazole (4%), and tetracycline (100%).   https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/index.html

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Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

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