If you've ever considered planting a wet one on your pet chickens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some simple advice: Don't do it.
Backyard poultry has been linked to a rise in salmonella cases, the CDC says. There were reportedly 235 cases in the past month, bringing the total number of cases to 1,003 across 49 states. In those cases, 67% of people infected reported contact with a chick or duckling.Drinking more than 2 sodas per day linked to increased risk of dying, study finds
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Most people don't require treatment.
The CDC advises those with backyard poultry to keep them out of the house, avoid kissing or cuddling the animals and always washing your hands after handling.