Atypical Pneumonia | Multistate Psittacosis Outbreak among Poultry Plant Workers 2018

Laboratory confirmed* cases: 13 States affected: Georgia, Virginia Deaths: 0 *Includes Chlamydia psittaci detected by PCR in lower respiratory tract specimen, nasopharyngeal specimen, or stool specimen Last updated February 11, 2019; originally posted September 19, 2018The Virginia and Georgia departments of health investigated a multistate outbreak of psittacosis occurring at two poultry slaughter plants owned by … Read more

Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry | Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry | May 2019 | Salmonella

October 22, 2019 CDC and public health officials in several states investigated 13 multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections with serotypes Agona, Alachua, Altona, Anatum, Braenderup, Enteritidis, Infantis, Manhattan, Montevideo, Muenchen, Newport, and Oranienburg. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicated that contact with backyard poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, from multiple hatcheries was the likely … Read more

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