Salmonella traced to 1 hatchery, do we know which one?

ReDave

In the Brooder
7 Years
8-Year Salmonella Outbreak Traced to 1 Mail-Order Hatchery

May 30, 2012 -- A single mail-order poultry hatchery is responsible for an eight-year [FONT=Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif]salmonella[/FONT] outbreak with 316 confirmed human cases in 43 states and thousands of likely infections.
Half of the cases were in children 5 years of age or younger.
The hatchery is identified only as "Hatchery C" in "the western United States" by CDC researcher Nicholas H. Gaffga, MD, MPH, and colleagues in their report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Previous CDC reports indicate that it's a large hatchery in New Mexico.



http://www.webmd.com/news/20120530/thousands-of-infections-from-1-poultry-hatchery
 

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
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Jan 18, 2008
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I read this yesterday. One would assume it was Privett since they are the biggest out here in the West........

The thing that gets me is that it went on for years.
 

Texokie1

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 8, 2012
164
3
81
Middle Tennessee
OK, according to CNN, there is an outbreak related to live chicks and ducklings from a hatchery in Ohio (link below)? Meyers, maybe? Can a vet run a culture on droppings to determine if your chicks are relatively clean? I know they will naturally carry SOME salmonella (just like horses will carry SOME tetanus in their gut), but maybe they can figure out if the load is high or if it is a particularly virulent strain?

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/31/cdc-salmonella-outbreak-tied-to-live-poultry/?hpt=he_c2
 

chickened

Crowing
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Oct 2, 2010
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Privett buys eggs from outside sources and it is possible that the salmonella came from an egg supplier. They could fumigate thier eggs but it is unlikely.
 

Meyer Hatchery

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 21, 2010
84
9
31
Polk, Ohio
OK, according to CNN, there is an outbreak related to live chicks and ducklings from a hatchery in Ohio (link below)? Meyers, maybe? Can a vet run a culture on droppings to determine if your chicks are relatively clean? I know they will naturally carry SOME salmonella (just like horses will carry SOME tetanus in their gut), but maybe they can figure out if the load is high or if it is a particularly virulent strain?

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/31/cdc-salmonella-outbreak-tied-to-live-poultry/?hpt=he_c2
We can assure you that we, Meyer Hatchery, are in no way linked to the recent Salmonella outbreak. It's a good time to remind everyone to always wash their hands after handling poultry!
 

Texokie1

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 8, 2012
164
3
81
Middle Tennessee
Thanks Smokin! Glad to know it wasn't where I got my chicks (which was Meyers). I was trying to figure out if this was just a typical post-Easter (when everyone gets chicks/ducklings) outbreak, or something particularly nasty...
 

EweSheep

Flock Mistress
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Jan 12, 2007
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Privett and Mt Healthy has been the two sources of salmonella cases but like the others are saying, common sense to wash hands and NO kissing of chicks!
 

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