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

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ReDave, May 31, 2012.

  1. ReDave

    ReDave In the Brooder

    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.
  2. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    The only hatchery I know of in New Mexico is Privett. But, that doesn't mean it's them either.
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    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.
  4. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chirping

    Mar 8, 2012
    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?
  5. chickened

    chickened Crowing

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    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.
  6. Meyer Hatchery

    Meyer Hatchery In the Brooder

    May 21, 2010
    Polk, Ohio
    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!
  7. Smokinhotchicks

    Smokinhotchicks Hatching

    Feb 25, 2012
    Walnut Creek, CA
  8. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chirping

    Mar 8, 2012
    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...
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    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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