Backyard poultry contact linked to more than 200 salmonella illnesses in 2022
June 15, 2022
CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry.
In total, 219 illnesses have been reported from 38 states, and 27 people have been hospitalized.
One in four sick people are children younger than 5 years.
One death has been reported from Tennessee.
The true number of sick people is likely much higher than the reported number, as many people recover without medical care and are not tested for salmonella.
Backyard poultry can carry salmonella germs even if they look healthy and clean. The...