CDC: Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A multi-state salmonella outbreak has sickened 52 people, including some in Pennsylvania.

The Centers for Disease Control issued a map showing the impacted states.

CDC: Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry. Walter Perez has more on Action News at 5 p.m. on May 18, 2019.



Officials say the outbreak is tied to backyard poultry like chickens and ducklings owned by people, not farms.

The CDC says nearly 30% of those sick are kids.
The CDC also says even though the chickens or ducks appear healthy, they can still carry the bacteria.
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