Two separate outbreaks linked to live baby poultry are sickening people across the country, according to two announcements from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday. Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak The first outbreak, caused by a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, has sickened 146 people in 26 states since early March, when the outbreak began. Of these patients, 27 have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been caused by the bacteria. Approximately two thirds (66 percent) of the victims are children 10 years old or younger. While epidemiological investigation have pointed to baby chickens, ducks and other live baby poultry, the source of the outbreak has yet to be determined. In interviews, 94 percent of patients report having contact with live baby poultry in the days prior to their illnesses. A ful 97 percent of patients with available information report having purchased baby poultry from one of 13 agricultural feed store companies around the country. The number of cases by state is as follows: Arizona (5), California (3), Colorado (16), Florida (2), Indiana (4), Iowa (2), Kansas (10), Louisiana (5), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (3), Missouri (9), Nebraska (9), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Mexico (10), New York (8), North Dakota (1), Oklahoma (9), Oregon (5), South Dakota (6), Texas (19), Utah (3), Vermont (1), Virginia (1), Washington (10) and Wyoming (1). Salmonella Infantis and Salmonella Mbandaka Outbreaks A second Salmonella outbreak tied to contact with live baby poultry is being caused by a strain of Salmonella Infantis and a strain of Salmonella Mbandaka, according to CDC. A total of 61 people in 18 states have fallen ill in this outbreak since March 8 of this year. Of those sickened, 12 were hospitalized. No deaths have been linked to the outbreak strains of bacteria. In this outbreak, 48 percent of victims are 10 years old or younger. The live chicks and ducklings thought to be the source of this outbreak were sold by Mt. Healthy Hatchery in Ohio. “This hatchery uses multiple source flocks to obtain eggs and chicks, so it is unclear at this time where the contamination originated,” said CDC in its outbreak report. Mt. Healthy Hatchery is the same operation whose baby poultry were the source of a 2012 outbreak of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille that sickened 195 people in 27 states and led to 2 deaths.