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By Kaitlyn Alanis
The Wichita Eagle 

CDC: backyard chickens are spreading salmonella to people


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — If you're really loving your backyard chickens and all those fresh eggs, you might be giving your flock a little bit of extra attention — and some snuggles and kisses.

Well, you had better stop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning.

You might be putting yourself at risk for a salmonella infection, the department said, and you wouldn't be alone.

There is currently a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to people touching backyard poultry, the CDC said on Monday.

As of July 13, 212 people in 44 states had been infected with the outb...

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