The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging Americans to stay away from poultry. The cause is an outbreak of salmonella in the country. More recently, nearly 100 people in 28 states have faced the problem. Most people were infected in Kentucky and California. Every third victim is a child 5 years old and younger. 17 people were hospitalized.
The reason is domestic ducks and chickens.
CDC noted several recommendations on the situation. They remind that a healthy bird can only be healthy on the outside. Animals can carry salmonella without visible problems.
It is best not to touch geese, chickens, and other animals unnecessarily, and keep poultry in chicken coops. When in contact with animals, it is better to wear a separate set of clothing and shoes. Special attention should be paid to children who like to play with ducklings and chickens.
This is not the first outbreak in recent years. In September last year, 1,000 people suffered from salmonella. Geography covers almost all states of the country. The outbreak went unnoticed this year because it began at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic.