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Fifty-two people in 21 states have contracted from , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.

Five patients were hospitalized, and 28% of those sickened by these home-based chicks and ducklings are children under age 5. 

“Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry from multiple hatcheries is the likely source of these outbreaks,” the CDC said. “People reported obtaining chicks and ducklings from several sources, including agricultural stores, websites and hatcheries.”

The issue is that chickens and ducks with salmonella look healthy and clean, so people touch them or the areas

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