Every year we have outbreaks of human salmonellosis related to backyard poultry. According to the latest numbers from the CDC (November 18, 2020), there have been 16 multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella illness this year linked with poultry in backyard flocks. This year we have had the highest number of cases ever!
As of November 18, 2020, a total of 1,659 people infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from all 50 states.
- 326 people (34% of those with information available) have been hospitalized.
- One death in Oklahoma has been reported.
- 24% of ill people are children younger than 5 years of age.
You can see how your state is doing at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/map.html
Stay healthy around your backyard flock by washing your hands, keeping your birds outdoors, and supervising young children around your flock.