CDC warns about chicks and ducklings this Easter

Officials warn the fluffy newborn chicks and ducklings can potentially carry and transmit salmonella to humans.

Posted: Apr 1, 2018 4:57 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. - The Oregon State Veterinarian is warning parents that young children and baby chickens don't mix.

Officials said while the fluffy newborn chicks may be cute, they can transmit infectious disease.

The CDC said chicks can carry salmonella, which can easily be spread to humans.

Parents are once again advised this spring to use common sense and caution when it comes to letting children handle baby poultry.

Officials said the best advice is simple; let children look but not touch.

They said if children do handle them, make sure they wash their hands afterward.

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