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      Your Health: August 13, 2013 Salmonella outbreak linked to baby poultry

      {}{}{}{} A major multi state outbreak of salmonella infection that has sickened more than 300 people in 37 states may be linked to baby poultry.{}{}{}{}{} An U.S. government health report indicates the infections are linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live baby poultry purchased from multiple feed stores and sourced from multiple mail-order hatcheries.{}{}{} According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the infection has made at least one person in Alabama sick.{}{}{} The report showed that 307 people have become infected with Salmonella Typhimurium, and that 60 percent of them were children aged 10 or younger.{}{}{} The CDC says efforts to determine the ultimate source of the infected poultry have been challenging because of the complicated distribution network for these birds.

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