Stop touching that chicken!
June 1st, 2012
10:15 AM ET
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You've probably heard a lot about salmonella in reference to food poisoning, but the latest outbreak isn't about eating cooked animals – it's about touching live ones.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 93 people in a total of 23 states have been infected with strains of salmonella: specifically, strains known as Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella Lille. Of those affected, 18 patients have been hospitalized and one death may be related to the outbreak under investigation too.

A large portion – 37% – of the those infected are 10 years old or younger, according to the CDC.

Read - CDC: Salmonella outbreak tied to live poultry

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  1. Meh

    Geez, CNN, you sound like my mother. Next you'll tell me if I don't, I'll go blind. (We'll compromise, though...I'll touch it until I need glasses.)

    June 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  2. Nuh-uh!

    My chicken! Touch. Touch. Touch.

    June 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  3. Little Timmy

    I don't care what you say. I'm not going to stop ch0king my chicken.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:56 am |
    • Jerv

      LMFAO! God bless you!

      June 1, 2012 at 7:00 am |
    • Sir Biddle

      You give a whole new meaning to jerk chicken...

      June 1, 2012 at 8:50 am |
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