Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Chicks; 93 ill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A new salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 100 people has been traced to mail-order chicks from Ohio.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 93 cases have been reported in 23 states since March.

Eighteen people were hospitalized and one death is being investigated to see if it was caused by the infection.

Investigators interviewed dozens of the patients and most said they had touched chicks or ducklings before they got sick.

The birds were traced to a mail-order hatchery in Ohio.

Health officials advise washing your hands after handling live poultry.

This outbreak is different from one reported Wednesday in a medical journal.

That one involved more than 300 cases of a different salmonella strain over eight years, and was traced to a different hatchery.

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