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20 Oct 2019 11:21
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    American health officials are urging people to stop kissing their chickens

    American health officials are urging people to stop kissing their chickens


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been investigating several outbreaks of salmonella linked to contact with backyard poultry.

    A 2016 study from the CDC showed an alarming number of people have apparently contracted salmonella from kissing their fowl friends.

    Of the chicken-related salmonella cases from 1990 to 2014, thirteen percent of patients had shared a smooch with the birds.

    Meanwhile, 49 percent had snuggled baby chicks, and 46 percent said they kept chickens in the house.

    Ten percent of respondents said they kept chickens in their bedroom.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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