Salmonella concerns over Easter weekend

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by Web Publisher

KING5.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM

A springtime tradition of giving children fuzzy chicks or ducklings can put kids at risk for serious illness. Each year, people get infected with Salmonella after handling chicks or ducklings. In fact, in 2012, 10 people in Washington contracted Salmonella  after handling chicks, ducklings, and other poultry.  State Health Officer, Dr. Maxine Hayes said handwashing is a key tool to prevent the spread of the illness.

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