CDC says backyard chickens are behind Salmonella outbreak

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states.

The Tennessean reports the Thursday announcement says five people have been hospitalized and about a quarter of the total 52 infected people are under the age of 5.

Four of the infected people live in Tennessee. A CDC news release says most of the ill people reported having contact with chicks or ducklings.

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