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Salmonella Cases from Live Poultry Nearly Double

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At least 251 people in 37 states have become ill with one of three strains of Salmonella in connection with live chicks and ducklings sold by Cincinnati-based Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is nearly double the 126 cases reported last month. Of the 251 people… Continue Reading

126 Sickened by Salmonella in Live Poultry Outbreak

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At least 126 people have been sickened, according to the latest case count from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry in 26 states. The case count has more than doubled since 60 illnesses were first announced on May 8. At least 35 percent of… Continue Reading

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Hits 125

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At least 125 people in 26 states have fallen ill with four different strains of Salmonella linked to live poultry from Mt. Healthy Hatchery in Ohio, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers of cases by state are as follows: Alabama (3), Arizona (3), California (1), Colorado (2), Connecticut (3),… Continue Reading

Live Poultry Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 224

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An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium from baby chicks and ducklings has now sickened at least 224 people across 34 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those ill, 26 percent have been hospitalized and 62 percent are children 10 years old or younger. Investigators have… Continue Reading

CDC: 3 Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Live Poultry

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Federal and state health officials are currently investigating three multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections all linked to contact with chicks, ducklings and other live poultry, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past week, health departments in four states — Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico and South Dakota — have announced… Continue Reading

NM Adds 7 Cases to Multistate Salmonella Live Poultry Outbreak

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The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed seven Salmonella illnesses associated with live chicks and ducklings that appear to be connected to a multistate outbreak under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier this week, South Dakota and Minnesota confirmed four and three illnesses in the outbreak, respectively. Another six… Continue Reading

Salmonella Infections Among Nebraska Children May Be Linked to Baby Poultry

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Six children from southern and eastern Nebraska have recently contracted Salmonella infections, and health officials suspect the illnesses may have been linked to baby ducks or chickens. The state Department of Health and Human Services says it has confirmed six cases of salmonellosis (the disease caused by Salmonella infection) in children ages 1 through 6,… Continue Reading

Three MN Cases Added to Salmonella Outbreak from Live Poultry

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Three people in Minnesota have reportedly fallen ill with Salmonella poisoning in connection to a multistate outbreak involving live poultry first reported by Food Safety News on Monday. Each of the three Minnesota patients reportedly purchased ducklings from Tractor Supply Co. in Inver Grove Hieghts, Minn., according to the state department of health. Yesterday, the South… Continue Reading

Possible Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Baby Chicks

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A Salmonella outbreak suspected to be linked to live baby chickens may be under investigation in several states, according to a spokesman for the South Dakota Department of Health. At least four patients in South Dakota — three adults and one child under the age of four — have fallen ill in connection to the… Continue Reading