Dont Kiss Your Chickens, The CDC Says In A Salmonella Warning – NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is cautioning people to refrain from cuddling with yard poultry, mentioning issues that the chickens may be spreading out salmonella. The CDC alerted that yard poultry owners ought to take special safety measures when managing their animals after 163 verified cases of salmonella were reported in 43 states. “Dont kiss or cuddle backyard poultry, and dont eat or consume around them.

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Refraining from kissing chickens, the CDC likewise has this suggestions for backyard poultry owners: Frequently wash your hands after dealing with poultry. Do not let kids more youthful than 5 touch chicks, ducklings or other backyard poultry. “Backyard poultry can bring Salmonella bacteria even if they look tidy and healthy,” the CDC adds.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is cautioning individuals to refrain from snuggling with yard poultry, citing issues that the chickens might be spreading salmonella. The CDC warned that backyard poultry owners ought to take special precautions when handling their animals after 163 validated cases of salmonella were reported in 43 states. Refraining from kissing chickens, the CDC also has this recommendations for yard poultry owners: Frequently wash your hands after handling poultry. “Backyard poultry can carry Salmonella germs even if they look clean and healthy,” the CDC includes.

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A chicken searches for food with her chicks June 3, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting individuals to avoid snuggling with backyard poultry, citing issues about spreading salmonella.

Its not the very first time the CDC has actually had to remind bird enthusiasts to enjoy from a range, however the growing numbers of owners do make it a larger issue. Kids under 5 comprised a 3rd of the cases that have been tape-recorded. However extra cases might have gone unreported because many individuals do not seek testing for the bacterial infection that can cause fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea.

A chicken looks for food with her chicks June 3, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is cautioning individuals to refrain from cuddling with yard poultry, citing issues about spreading salmonella.

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