Contact with live poultry in backyard flocks has resulted in 124 reported cases of salmonella poisoning in 36 states as of June 1, according to the CDC. The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water after touching live poultry or handling equipment, not allowing children younger than 5 to touch live poultry without adult supervision, designating a pair of shoes to be worn only when caring for poultry and leaving those shoes outside, and never allowing poultry in the house or around people's food.
CDC: 124 cases of salmonellosis linked to backyard flocks
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