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The CDC Says I Shouldn’t Kiss or Snuggle My Pet Chicken

Am I at risk?

Photo by author: @renandmina via Instagram

On May 20, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a Salmonella outbreak of 163 cases across 43 states linked to backyard chickens, ducks, and other poultry. To prevent the spread, they recommend chicken keepers stop kissing and snuggling chickens, and take other precautions like washing their hands, maintaining a…

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