Amid Salmonella outbreak, Austinites with backyard chicken coops should heed this warning

Amid Salmonella outbreak, Austinites with backyard chicken coops should heed this warning

Amid Salmonella outbreak, Austinites with backyard chicken coops should heed this warning

34 people have been hospitalized, while no deaths have been reported to the CDC.

Well, you had better stop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning. A study of 50 of the most populated US cities found 93 percent allow backyard flocks.

Though no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution, they said in a statement.

Symptoms of salmonella begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected and include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping.

North Carolina, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Florida, Minnesota and MI have all had at least 10 people who were infected.

"People can get sick with salmonella infections from touching live poultry or their environment", the advisory stated.

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According to the CDC, epidemiologic and laboratory findings link the current salmonella outbreaks to contact with live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, which come from multiple hatcheries. Here is a map of the case count showing outbreak strains of Salmonella.

The CDC, assisted by state health officials, is now investigating the outbreaks of salmonella infections.

Children younger than 5 years old should be supervised whenever they are handling these animals as they are particularly susceptible to the infection because they often put their hands in their mouths.

Several communities in the state have laws allowing people to keep a few chickens or other poultry in backyard coops.

Although treatable, the illness can be more serious if contracted by children or adults with a weakened immune system, in which case, leaving the Salmonella untreated can be fatal.

"Don't snuggle, kiss, or touch your mouth to live baby poultry". Each year in the USA, about 1.2 million people are infected and 450 die from salmonella. Food is the source of about 1 million salmonella illnesses and 380 deaths each year.

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