44 states affected by salmonella outbreak tied to live poultry

The CDC on July 13 confirmed a multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to poultry.

Cases of salmonella occurred between February 15 and June 21. Infected individuals reported having touched live chickens or ducks found in backyard flocks or generally in the environment.

Epidemiologic investigations link the salmonella outbreak to poultry from multiple hatcheries.

So far, there have been 212 reported cases across 44 states, with 34 hospitalizations. Twenty-six percent of ill people were children under age 5.

No deaths have reported.

More articles on clinical leadership and infection control: 

Health officials praise Kentucky for hep A outbreak response
Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey sickens 90
5-state salmonella outbreak linked to Hy-Vee pasta salad

Copyright © 2023 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars