Backyard chickens fuel salmonella rise

Study links 1,100 U.S. cases so far this year

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.

Chickens perch in a barn at the Hanna Family Ranch in Bentonville on Thursday.

Salmonella infections linked to handling live poultry have risen to record levels this year, and oddly, they didn't come from poultry plants, slaughterhouses or commercial barns.

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