June 13, 2019 – CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multiple multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. Click here to read full investigation notice.
- Since the last update on May 16, 2019, illnesses in an additional 227 people and 20 states have been added to this investigation. Four Salmonella serotypes have also been added.
- A total of 279 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 41 states.
- 40 (26%) people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
- 70 (30%) people are children younger than 5 years.
- Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, from multiple hatcheries is the likely source of these outbreaks.
- In interviews, 118 (77%) of 153 ill people reported contact with chicks or ducklings.
- People reported obtaining chicks and ducklings from several sources, including agricultural stores, websites, and hatcheries.
- One of the outbreak strains making people sick has been identified in samples collected from backyard poultry in Ohio.