Handwashing is never enough: 34 sick with Salmonella from chicks in Canada

Sorenne told me about plans to have a live animal farm with reptiles and baby chicks established at her school.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou see a cute chick, I see a Salmonella factory.

The Public Health Agency of Canada reports an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with cases of human illness related to contact with live baby poultry originating from a hatchery in Alberta.

The risk to Canadians is low.

No idea how they came up with that statement, and of course, no info on the age of those affected (I’ll put my money on little kids).