Salmonella outbreaks continue to be in the news. A recent outbreak ties the outbreaks linked to chicks and ducklings from single mail-order hatchery in Ohio.
As of August 23, 2011, a total of 65 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Altona have been reported from 20 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Georgia (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (5), Maryland (5), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), New Hampshire (1), New York (4), North Carolina (8), Ohio (12), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (3), Texas (1), Virginia (7), Vermont (1), Wisconsin (1), and West Virginia (4).
The CDC continuously reminds consumers and producers to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry or "anything in the area where they live and roam".