The CDC is investigating new outbreaks of Salmonella linked to backyard poultry

The CDC and public health officials in several states investigate multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. By May 20, 2021, 163 people were infected with one of the outbreak strains reported from 43 states. 34 people were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. One-third of sick people are young children under 5 years. WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are closely related genetically. Backyard poultry is a known source of Salmonella, and therefore the actual number of infections is probably much higher. @,No%20deaths%20have%20been%20reported.


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