or login to your SBJ.net account
Forgot your password or username?
Search only accepts letters and numbers.
CDC traces salmonella outbreak to Springfield hatchery
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:55 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has traced a multistate outbreak of salmonella to a Springfield hatchery.
As of June 21, 66 people in 20 states had been infected with the strain of salmonella montevideo, which the CDC has determined is linked to contact with chicks, ducklings and other live baby poultry from Estes Hatchery LLC, 805 N. Meteor Ave, according to a June 25 news release from the CDC.
Estes Hatchery, which began selling chicks in 1922, ships live birds, according to its
. The CDC release said the owners of the mail-order hatchery are cooperating with public health and agriculture officials.
The most recorded cases of salmonella came from Missouri, with 22, followed by Kansas, with 10, and Indiana, with eight. Cases also were reported in Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. According to the release, 16 of those affected have been hospitalized, and one death was reported in Missouri, though salmonella infection was not considered a contributing factor, according to the release.
The illnesses began between Feb. 28 and June 6, the release said.
Please fill out the form below to submit a comment.
Message is a required field.
Captcha entry is not valid, please try again.
A comment must be approved by our staff before it will displayed on the website.
SEARCH SPONSORED BY
Cabela’s adding second Missouri store
Springfield businessman to open Route 66 Car Museum
Starbucks sued for using too much ice
Opinion: Without action, poverty hole could sink city
Eagle Speak wins Spin 66 Pitch Pit
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer could get $55M severance package
Husch Blackwell pens merger deal with Wisconsin firm
Parmele Law buys out former partners
Ringling elephants perform last show
Australian entrepreneur claims he created bitcoin
Opinion/Letters to the Editor
© 2016 Springfield Business Journal, Springfield, Missouri. All Rights Reserved. To contact SBJ, call (417) 831-3238.
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved