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Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections linked to Live Poultry

CDC and many states are investigating several outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. These outbreaks are a reminder to always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry.

Backyard chickens and other poultry can carry germs such as Salmonella. After you touch a bird, or anything in the area where birds live and roam, wash your hands so you don’t get sick!

Read more about keeping backyard chickens and other poultry without becoming ill.