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Salmonella Infections Among Nebraska Children May Be Linked to Baby Poultry

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

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

Cases of Salmonella Montevideo from Live Poultry Rise to 76

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted an additional 10 cases of Salmonella Montevideo linked to live poultry since last month, bringing the new case count to 76 people across 22 states. Of those ill, 17 have been hospitalized. The live birds originated at Estes Hatchery, a mail-order hatchery in Springfield, Missouri…. Continue Reading

Another Salmonella Hatchery Outbreak: 37 Ill in 11 States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that 37 people in 11 states have reportedly been infected with the same strain of Salmonella Hadar. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (2), California (1), Colorado (3), Idaho (5), Illinois (2), Oregon (5), Tennessee (2), Texas (1), Utah… Continue Reading

Salmonella from Mail-Order Hatcheries an Ongoing Concern

Please sign here for your order of … Salmonella? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35 Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to contact with live poultry from mail-order hatcheries since 1990.   Just last summer, two clusters of Salmonella infections sickened almost 100 people in 24 states.  One serotype, Salmonella Altona,… Continue Reading

Backyard Chicks Make More Kids Sick

Infected chicks and ducklings have sickened 71 people — more than half of them younger than 5 — in a growing multistate outbreak of Salmonella that now involves two different strains of the bacteria. In an update on the outbreak tied to backyard poultry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that the… Continue Reading

39 Ill from Salmonella Tainted Chicks, Ducklings

A  multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to backyard chicks and ducklings has expanded to affect 39 people in 15 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A national mail-order hatchery, Feed Store Chain A, is implicated in the outbreak, which was first reported by the CDC in May. Lab tests detected the Salmonella… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak from Backyard Poultry

A least 25 people in 11 states have become sick from human Salmonella serotype Altona after handling their backyard chicks and ducklings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says a traceback investigation implicates a national mail-order hatchery, Feed Store Chain A, which supplies poultry for people raising flocks at home… Continue Reading