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Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry

An outbreak of salmonella has so far spread to 31 states, including Wyoming, and is believed to be associated with contact with backyard poultry, such as chicken and ducks.

For far, the Centers for Disease Control have reported 104 illnesses from the outbreak, including 19 that lead to hospitalization. No deaths have been recorded so far.

Interviews with 69 of the patients revealed that 70% had contact with backyard poultry, and 22% of those who had information available reported eating eggs from backyard poultry.

The actual number of infections is believed to be much higher, because most peop...