Mt. Healthy Hatcheries In Ohio
Associated With Salmonella Infections
As of August 5, 2014, a total of 300 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis,Salmonella Newport, or Salmonella Hadar have been reported from 42 states and Puerto Rico.
31% of ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback findings have linked this outbreak of human Salmonella infections to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry from Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Ohio.
80% of ill people reported contact with live poultry in the week before their illness began.
Findings of multiple traceback investigations of live baby poultry from homes of ill persons have identified Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Ohio as the source of chicks and ducklings. This is the same mail-order hatchery that has been associated with multiple outbreaks ofSalmonella infections linked to live poultry in past years, including in 2012 and 2013.