The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections that are linked to backyard chickens.
On Thursday, the health agency said that a total of 163 people were infected across 43 states, including one person in Florida. Health officials said the total number of infected people is “likely much higher.”
Illnesses started around Feb. 12, 2021, through April 25, 2021, the CDC said. Epidemiologic and laboratory data claims that contact with backyard poultry is making people sick.
The highest number of salmonella cases from backyard...