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New cases of salmonella in state linked to backyard poultry


October 30, 2019

Four more cases of Salmonella illness linked to contact with backyard poultry were reported by Washington state health officials this week as part of a multistate outbreak under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With these four cases (including one each in Clallam, Island, Stevens, and Spokane counties), Washington’s updated outbreak total includes 20 cases so far this year. Washington cases in this outbreak range from 0-85 years old; two-thirds are female; eight cases have resulted in hospitalization.

In 2017, the year with the highest number of cases in Washington related to a national outbreak linked to backyard poultry, 23 such cases were reported...

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