22 Aug 2017 United States
As of 21 August 2017, 961 Salmonella infections (215 hospitalisations and 1 death) in people who had contact with live poultry in backyard flock are being investigated in 10 separate multistate outbreaks. Careful hand washing after handling backyard birds, their eggs, or anything in their environment is recommended.
17 Jul 2017 United States
As of 13 July 2017, a total of 790 cases with 174 hospitalisations have been reported among persons who come into contact with live poultry in 2017; especially from backyard flocks. Several strains are circulating across the country.