U.S. CDC investigates salmonella outbreaks related to wild songbirds
By: Date: 2021-04-02 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On April 1, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a notice on the investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella related to wild songbirds.

   It is understood that the outbreak has caused 19 people in 8 states to be infected with Salmonella, 8 people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. Interviews with patients and laboratory tests on live or dead birds have shown that contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders may make people sick in this epidemic.
   This outbreak has infected both birds and humans. Salmonella can spread among birds, pets and people. Touching wild birds or their surroundings (such as bird feeders) and then touching their mouth or face with unwashed hands may cause illness.
   US CDC will update follow-up related information in a timely manner.
   For more details, please refer to:https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0401-salmonella-outbreak.html