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,…

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…

With chick-hatching season in full-swing, Food Safety News visited Michelle Boman, Operations Manager at the Grange Supply store in Issaquah, Wash., to discuss the best practices for handling chicks to avoid possible Salmonella contamination.

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

Three strains of Salmonella linked to baby chicks and ducklings have sickened 144 people in 26 states, up from the 123 people in 25 states reported in a June 11 outbreak update. The three types of bacteria – Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille –  have been traced to baby poultry from the Mt.…