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Risk of Human Salmonella Infections Return This Easter Season March 26, 2014 - Foodborne Diseases - Awareness

Each spring, New Mexico children become infected with Salmonella, a germ that is often found on live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and even baby turkeys. It can make a person sick. « read more »

Salmonella Risk in Baby Chicks and Other Young Poultry March 25, 2014 - Foodborne Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buying the birds for young children. « read more »

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