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Salmonella outbreak in Washington and 7 other states is linked to bird feeders, CDC says

A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders has sickened 19 people across eight states, eight of whom have been hospitalized, federal health authorities said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating salmonella infections in California, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington state in people ranging in age from 2 months to 89 years old.

Six cases were reported in Washington and five in Oregon. No deaths have been reported.

Public health officials across the country interviewed 13 who were infected and asked them about animals they had come

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Salmonella Outbreak Is Linked to Wild Birds and Feeders, C.D.C. Says

A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders has sickened 19 people across eight states, eight of whom have been hospitalized, federal health authorities said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating salmonella infections in California, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington State in people ranging in age from 2 months to 89 years old.

Six cases were reported in Washington and five in Oregon. No deaths have been reported.

Public health officials across the country interviewed 13 of the people who were infected and asked them about

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CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Wild Songbirds

April 5, 2021 — The CDC is investigating a salmonella outbreak that appears to be linked to wild songbirds.

So far, the CDC has identified 19 illnesses and 8 hospitalizations in 8 states between December in March.

“Birds can carry germs like Salmonella while looking healthy and clean,” the CDC , the agency wrote last week.

Several salmonella cases have been linked with pine siskins, which are small, yellow-tinged songbirds in the finch family. Salmonella germs can spread between species of birds and to pets and people.

“You can get sick when you touch your mouth

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Salmonella infections in eight states linked to wild songbirds, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate salmonella outbreak that the agency believes may be linked to wild songbirds and bird feeders.

Nineteen people in eight states have been infected with salmonella, bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps from six hours to six days after exposure, the CDC said Thursday. They range in age from 2 months old to 89 years old, according to the agency.

“Epidemiologic and laboratory data show that contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders is likely making people sick in this outbreak,” the CDC said.

Infections have occurred

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