The CDC is investigating an outbreak of salmonella in eight states (CA, KY, MS, NH, OK, OR, TN, WA) that has sickened 19 people and appears to be linked to wild songbirds. Eight people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Interviews with sick people and laboratory testing from sick or dead birds show that contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders is likely making people sick in this outbreak. The surprising thing here is that these states are on both sides of the nation, and generally, birds do not cross the nation from east to west. The birds at the center of the investigation are the Pine Siskin. This outbreak is making both birds and humans sick. Salmonella can spread between species of birds, to pets, and to people. @ https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0401-salmonella-outbreak.html
The CDC is investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds
CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
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