More People Are Raising Chickens Leading to More Salmonella Outbreaks
A salmonella outbreak spanning across 48 states is being linked to backyard poultry, according to the CDC.
As of this week, 938 people have been infected with salmonella in 2020. 473 of those cases are from the month of June alone.
At this time in 2019, 768 people were ill.
After asking 400 people diagnosed, 74% said they had come in contact with chicks and ducklings.
The CDC won't speculate on the spike, but I think we all know it's because we all got bored and ran out of home improvement projects, so now we're grasping at straws to try and find something to occupy our time.
The CDC highly recommends washing your hands after coming in contact with poultry, or handling anything in their environment. They also say your transmission rates sky rocket when you start "kissing and cuddling" chickens, so don't be weird, and you're less likely to get sick.
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