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Alberta chicks might be source of salmonella outbreak

Thirty-four reported cases according to health officials.

May 27, 2015  By Andrew Joseph


An as yet unidentified chick hatchery in Alberta may be responsible for 34 human salmonella cases in three provinces, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

There are 17 cases in Alberta, 13 in B.C., and four in Saskatchewan—all of whom had contact with live chicks—most of them at a single hatchery.

Those affected with salmonella became ill between April 5 and May 12, 2015, with the hatchery cooperating by notifying everyone who might have placed an order for live chicks after March 1, 2015.

Effects of salmonella include fever, chills, cramps and vomiting, usually lasting between four to seven days.

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