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Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Hits 125


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


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


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


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

Baby ducklings

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


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

Final Updates to Live Poultry Salmonella Outbreaks Released


Two Salmonella outbreaks linked to live chickens and ducks received final updates this morning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both outbreaks appear to have ended. At least 93 people in 23 states and Puerto Rico were infected with Salmonella Montevideo from poultry distributed by Estes Hatchery in Springfield, Missouri beginning in… Continue Reading

More Salmonella Cases Linked to Chicks and Ducklings


The number of people sickened by Salmonella traced to chicks and ducklings from an Ohio mail order hatchery has risen from 123 to 163, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illnesses – linked to contact with live baby poultry sold by Mt. Hatchery of Cincinnati,… Continue Reading