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As number of household chickens increase, so does risk of Salmonella

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Dogs and cats may be popular pets, but the number of household chickens continues to grow.

The problem is keeping chickens in the house greatly increases the risk for Salmonella infections. 

The centers for disease control and prevention reviewed 53 Salmonella outbreaks since 1990.

Nearly half involved chickens are kept as pets, and about 13% of cases resulted from people kissing their chickens. 

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