WARNING; multistate outbreak in backyard flock owners of salmonella

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lalaland, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. lalaland

    lalaland Crowing

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    Hey, the Center for Disease Control just issused a noticed yesterday about an outbreak of salmonella in people with backyard flocks, who had gotten their chickens or chicks from Mt Healthy Hatcheries

    • As of September 23, 2014, a total of 344 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport, or Salmonella Hadar have been reported from 42 states and Puerto Rico.
      • 31% of ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
    • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback findings have linked this outbreak of human Salmonella infections to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry from Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Ohio.
      • 78% of ill people reported contact with live poultry in the week before their illness began.
    • Findings of multiple traceback investigations of live baby poultry from homes of ill persons have identified Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Ohio as the source of chicks and ducklings. This is the same mail-order hatchery that has been associated with multiple outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in past years, including in 2012 and 2013.

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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

    Apr 5, 2013
    Thank you for the heads up!
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Sounds like with the history this hatchery has had in the past, not to mention right now...they should be shut down.
  4. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Songster

    Sep 19, 2014
    Central West Virginia
    Thanks for the notice! I'm pretty sure my girls didn't come from there, but since it seems like an ongoing problem I will be sure not to buy from them in the future...
  5. lalaland

    lalaland Crowing

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    lol, I realize the subject is worded poorly, says backyard owners of salmonella ! oh well, y/all know what I was trying to say.

    I was surprised that this outbreak involves 42 states!
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    How are they not shut down with 3 outbreaks since 2011?

    2 deaths.. That is serious. They should not be allowed to sell chicks until they are free and clear of any levels of salmonella..

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