The CDC wants you to stop kissing chickens

No, really, this isn't satire

A recent advisory from the Centers for Disease Control is warning Americans of the hazards of contact with chickens, including the risk of catching salmonella.

This year alone, the CDC has recorded 1,003 cases of salmonella across the U.S., including two deaths. The agency’s suggestions include always washing your hands with soap and water after touching backyard poultry, not letting chickens inside the house and setting aside a separate pair of shoes to wear while taking care of backyard birds.

The most unusual line in the CDC advisory, though, warns owners not to “kiss backyard poultry or snuggle them and then touch your face or mouth.”

Sources: Newsweek and the CDC

People infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella, by state of residence, as of August 23, 2019 (n=1003) . Source: CDC
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