When People Got Sick

Posted November 18, 2021

This year’s investigation of outbreaks linked to backyard poultry is over. However, any backyard poultry can carry Salmonella germs that can make you sick. Always take steps to stay healthy around your flock.

This chart shows when the 1,135 people in these Salmonella outbreaks got sick.

The true number of sick people in these outbreaks was also likely much higher than the number reported. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.