• Vt. Health Dept. issues chick warning
    April 30,2013
     

    In this Thursday, April 25, 2013 photo, chicks stick their heads out of a holding cage at a local feed store in Montpelier, Vt. The Vermont Health Department is investigating an infant salmonella case after child came in contact with a chick. The health department says the child's illness was caused by the same strain of salmonella discovered in the chicks that were recently purchased from a local feed store. The health department says dozens of people in several states have also been infected with the same strain of salmonella.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    Vt. Health Dept.

    issues chick warning

    BURLINGTON — The Vermont Health Department is investigating an infant salmonella case after child came in contact with a chick.

    The health department says the child’s illness was caused by the same strain of salmonella discovered in the chicks that were recently purchased from a local feed store.

    The health department says dozens of people in several states have also been infected with the same strain of salmonella.

    Vermont officials are working with other state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U. S. Department of Agriculture to find the source of the baby poultry infection and stop the outbreak.

    Among the suggestions to reduce the spread off the disease are not to let children younger than 5 handle young poultry.

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