Salmonella Article RE: general precautions & discussion


7 Years
Jan 27, 2014
The article you'll find through this link raises concerns about a possible correlation between the increase in number of backyard chicken owners and cases of Salmonella. The original findings were published in Feb of this year in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Reuters picked up on the original article and interviewed staff from Atlanta's CDC. The spin on the article can be seen as somewhat neutral, giving general advice and helpful tips. But the tone of the article could be construed as downplaying the value of chickens as pets.

It's in that last line that might strike unreasonable fears into the heart of any parent. Practically speaking, should one follow the general advice in the article, along with other precautions, the chances of an outbreak are slim.

What are some of the things you've learned about keeping hygiene issues under control in a family residence setting? Do you worry much about children in the home.

In some ways, this is like the health dilemma of pregnant women with cats.... where do you draw the line?

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