Saturday, April 13, 2024

Summer is coming, be prepared for salmonella

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — It’s getting to be that time of year when friends and families across the United States begin to have picnics and cookouts. Although, with the warmer weather, it is important to remember the threat of salmonella.

Salmonella are bacteria that were discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Daniel Salmon in 1885. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are an estimated 1.35 million salmonella cases each year, along with 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths.

The germs can be transmitted from animals to people, along with people to people. It is common during. . .

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