Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

CDC: Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry

11 June, 2022

CDC and public health officials in many states are collecting different types of data to investigate multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections with serotypes Enteritidis, Hadar, Infantis, and Typhimurium. As of June 2, 2022, a total of 219 people infected (1 fatally) with one of the outbreak strains have been reported from 38 states. A wide age range was reported, with 26% of the patients children younger than 5.
Of the 87 people interviewed, 61 (70%) reported contact with backyard poultry before getting sick. Of 56 people with information available, 16 reported eating eggs from backyard poultry, and 2 reported eating meat from backyard poultry.