CHA News Article

CDPH Issues Salmonella Warning

The California Department of Public Health has issued the attached news release addressing increased outbreaks of salmonella infections related to contact with live poultry. According to CDPH, the rise is linked to a growing number of people keeping backyard flocks; to date, 21 California residents have been infected. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, and usually begin 12 to 72 hours after infection. Those who have contact with live poultry are reminded to wash their hands with soap and water after handling live poultry or eggs, prevent live poultry from coming into the house, and not to eat or drink while near live poultry. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web page on keeping backyard poultry.