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Backyard Poultry-Associated Salmonellosis


Any backyard poultry can carry Salmonella germs that can make you sick. Always take steps to stay healthy around your flock.

Backyard poultry, such as chickens and ducks, can carry Salmonella germs even if they look healthy and clean. These germs can quickly spread to anything in the areas where the poultry live and roam. You can get sick from touching your backyard poultry or anything in their environment, touching your mouth or food, and swallowing Salmonella germs.

What You Should Do 

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these severe symptoms:

Symptoms of Salmonella

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