Sunday, July 17, 2016

"324 salmonella infections linked to pet chicks, ducklings since January"

Image above from 2009 by the inimitable Tom McGow. For more on this issue look in the right-hand column for "Raising chickens, aka 'Urban Chickens' IS NOT allowed in Lake Worth" or use this link.
CNN had this news from last month. Here is an excerpt:

     "Health investigators have interviewed 238 of those who became sick and found most of them had contact with live fowl at home, school and work in the week before their symptoms began. Some of them also said they bought live baby poultry from several suppliers in multiple states. Those include feed supply stores, co-ops, hatcheries and friends, according to the outbreak summary issued Thursday.
     'Results from these investigations showed that contact with live poultry in backyard flocks was the likely source of these outbreaks,' the agency said.
     Symptoms of salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, fever and sudden onset diarrhea that can last for several days. Nausea, vomiting and headaches may also occur."