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Three outbreaks of salmonellosis associated with baby poultry from three hatcheries--United States, 2006.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17392678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During 2006, state health departments notified CDC of three outbreaks of Salmonella species infections in persons who had been in contact with chicks and other baby poultry (ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys) purchased at agricultural feed stores. The feed stores received the poultry from hatcheries, and each of the three outbreaks was traced to a single hatchery. For decades, baby poultry, particularly chicks and ducklings, have been known to be a source of salmonellosis. More recently, the source of birds associated with salmonellosis outbreaks has been traced back to individual hatcheries. Many persons who purchase baby poultry remain unaware that contact with these birds puts them and others who are exposed to the birds, especially children and immunocompromised persons, at risk for salmonellosis. This report describes the three outbreaks and provides recommendations for preventing transmission of Salmonella infection from birds to humans.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-29     Completed Date:  2007-03-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Disease Outbreaks
Poultry / microbiology*
Poultry Diseases / epidemiology,  transmission*
Salmonella Infections / epidemiology*,  transmission
Salmonella Infections, Animal / epidemiology,  transmission*
United States / epidemiology

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