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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry


Largest Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry

OLYMPIA -- Nationally, 2017 had more Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry than ever recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal health officials tracked 1,120 cases involving 48 states and D.C.

In Washington, 23 cases associated with this outbreak were reported to state health officials. This is more than double the number of cases of Salmonella associated with backyard poultry outbreaks in the previous two years combined.

See the full press release here for more information about safe live poultry handling.


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