Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry


Deborah Bloch, M.D., FAAP and Larry K. Pickering, M.D., FIDSA, FPIDS, FAAP




Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry [Requires One Health approach]


“In a collaborative effort, the CDC, multiple states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are investigating the outbreaks, which span 48 states and the District of Columbia (see map). Dates of illness so far include Jan. 4 to June 20, 2017. Of the 580 people with available data, 174 were hospitalized; there were no deaths. As of June 1, 36% of cases were children younger than 5 years of age. ...”


“... Backyard flocks highlight the need to implement an important public health measure referred to as the One Health Initiative ( This initiative requires collaborative efforts among multiple disciplines (physicians, veterinarians and other health care professionals) at different levels to improve the health of children, adults, animals and the environment. ...”


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