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Don't snuggle your chickens, says CDC


May 27, 2021

An outbreak of salmonella infections has so far caused illness in 43 states, including Wyoming. The infections have been linked to backyard poultry and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are urging the public to take extra care when handling chickens, ducks and other fowl.

At this time, two infections have been reported in Wyoming. In total, 163 people in the U.S. are known to have become ill from salmonella and 34 of those people have been hospitalized.

However, the CDC cautions that the true number of ill people is probably significantly higher, because many people recover from the ill...

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