avoid salmonella infection, tend to backyard
- More than 300 people have been
infected with Salmonella in a recent multistate outbreak linked to live poultry
in backyard flocks.
- Three of those cases originated in
- Many Mesa County residents keep
backyard flocks and should take precautions to avoid getting sick. Even
organically fed poultry can have Salmonella.
- Chicks, ducklings and other live
poultry can carry Salmonella in their
droppings and on their bodies (feathers, feet and beaks), even when they appear
to be healthy and clean.
- Persons with Salmonella infection may develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps
12 – 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 – 7 days.
- Children younger than five years,
adults older than 65 and people with weakened immune systems should not handle
or touch chicks, ducklings or other live poultry.
- Always wash hands thoroughly with soap
and water right after touching live poultry or anything in the area where the
birds live and roam.
- Do not let live poultry inside the
house and do not snuggle or kiss the birds, touch your mouth, or eat or drink
around live poultry.
- Mesa County Health Department
investigates cases of Salmonella in
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- Mesa County Health Department receives
multiple food recall alerts each week. Although we post those recalls on our
social media pages, we do not include other product recalls.
- Recalls can mean the difference
between life and death, especially when it comes to bacterial outbreaks,
unlisted allergens or unsafe products.
- Stay up to date with all product
recalls. Sign up for email alerts.
- Visit www.recalls.gov
and click on “Sign Up for E-Mail.”
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- Some of the most recent recalls include:
- Clif Bar & Company’s CLIF BAR® Nut & Seeds
energy bars, CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bars and CLIF® Mojo®
Mountain Mix® trail mix bars due to possible Listeria contamination.
- Some Graco Children’s Products Inc. Graco
seats. Instructions for the seats are missing information that
seats should be securely belted to the vehicle at all times, even if the seat
- Debco Bag ceramic
mugs due to possible burn or laceration hazards, as mug handles can break.