Cortney Bloomer
Carson City Health and Human Services

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March 27, 2013
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Get Healthy Carson City: Proper hygiene key when handling chickens

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. During the spring season, and especially around Easter, live baby poultry may be put on display at stores where children might be able to handle the birds, baby chicks are given as Easter gifts and many area families expand backyard flocks in the spring. Because these birds are so soft and cute, many people do not realize the risks associated with live baby poultry, especially for children. Each spring, children become infected with salmonella as a result of handling live …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 27, 2013 02:42AM Published Mar 29, 2013 03:16AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.