Health Notes: Ducklings linked to salmonella cases in MinnesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health reported three salmonella cases this spring linked to ducklings bought at an Inver Grove Heights, Minn., store.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
Be careful when handling chickens and ducklings.
That’s the advice of the Minnesota Department of Health, which reported three salmonella cases this spring linked to ducklings bought at an Inver Grove Heights, Minn., store.
The cases, which occurred from late March through early April, afflicted Minnesotans from 18 to 60, the Health Department said in a news release. All three cases were caused by Salmonella Infantis, which previously has been associated with poultry.
It’s part of a multistate salmonella outbreak being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To avoid salmonella, it’s important to thoroughly wash your hands after handling chicks, ducklings and other birds, the Health Department said.