Salmonella outbreak tied to chicks, ducklings

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say 39 people have been sickened
from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or
ducklings.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cases
occurred from late February to late May and are spread through 15
states. Ohio had the most cases, with eight. The other states were
Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, North
Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont,
Wisconsin and West Virginia.
No deaths have been reported but at least nine were
hospitalized. People who got sick ranged from small children to
elderly adults, but nearly half were kids ages 5 and under.
A mail order hatchery was identified as the source of infected
birds, but CDC officials on Thursday did not name the business.

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