CDC Announces a Salmonella Hadar Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their investigation of a multi-state
outbreak linked to Backyard Poultry on May 20, 2020. The number of reported cases linked to the outbreak, at the moment, is a total of ninety- seven (97). According to the CDC report on the outbreak, 28 states have reported cases of people affected by the outbreak strain as of May 15, 2020. Of the reported cases seventeen (17) people have required hospitalization, but no deaths have been linked to the outbreak as of yet.
The CDC has been working along with public health officials in several states have been investigating the salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry. According to the CDC, epidemiologic evidence showed that contact with backyard poultry such as chicks and ducklings is the likely source of the outbreak. Of the reported cases 44 were interviewed and 38 of them stated that had come into contact with chicks and ducklings before becoming ill. Some of the cases also reported buying poultry from various sources, including agricultural stores, websites, and hatcheries.
This is not the first time an outbreak has been linked to backyard poultry, on October 22, 2019, the CDC announced the conclusion on their investigation of a multi-state outbreak caused by backyard poultry. The 2019 outbreak was linked to 1134 reported cases in 49 states. More than 200 of the cases required hospitalization and 2 states reported deaths linked to the outbreak.
Backyard Poultry can carry salmonella bacteria even if they look healthy and clean and show no signs of illness. The CDC is advising poultry owners to practice caution when taking care of the birds since people can get sick with salmonella infections from touching backyard poultry, their feed, and the places where they live and roam. To lower the risk of illnesses properly washing hands, supervising kids, and safely handling eggs is necessary for owners of backyard poultry.
Salmonella bacterium can cause an infection called salmonellosis. Symptoms of salmonella normally include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, and nausea. According to a National Salmonella Lawyer, Ron Simon, the infectious dose of salmonella is very small, and multiply at an alarming rate, causing symptoms to display themselves as early as 12 to 72 hours.
For more information on the Backyard Poultry Salmonella Outbreak, to speak to a Salmonella Lawyer, or to inquire about a Salmonella Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.
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