Salmonella Baby Birds

Risk of Human Salmonella Infections from Live Baby Poultry

Risk of Human Salmonella Infections from Live Baby Poultry
Peep, chirp, quack! Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs calledSalmonella. After you touch a chick, duckling, or other baby bird, or anything in the area where they live and roam, WASH YOUR HANDS so you don’t get sick! Often, live baby poultry may be put on display at stores where children may be able to touch the birds or areas where they are displayed. Because these birds are so soft and cute, many people do not realize the potential danger that live baby poultry can be, especially to children.

Baby Poultry

Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

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.