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CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. A total of 474 sick people have been reported from 46 states, with 103 people hospitalized and one death reported in Indiana. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. To stay healthy around backyard poultry, always wash your hands for 20 seconds after touching the flock or flock supplies and don’t let children younger than 5 years touch the birds (including chicks and ducklings).