Just this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, eight separate salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with pet poultry have taken place in the United States, sickening more than 370 people in 47 states and hospitalizing 71.
"Backyard Chickens Blamed for Salmonella Outbreaks. Do Not Snuggle With Them, CDC Says." is from the June 05, 2017 Animalia section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karin Brulliard and narrated by Sam Scholl.