Health Tip: Keeping Baby Chicks04/09/13
(HealthDay News) -- Baby chicks may be cute and cuddly, but they
can harbor dangerous salmonella bacteria.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how
to help prevent salmonella infection from handling baby chicks:
- After touching baby chicks or anything in their environment,
thoroughly wash hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if
soap and water aren't immediately available.
- Make sure any food/water containers and cages for baby chicks
are cleaned outside the home.
- Never let children younger than age 5 handle baby poultry.
Adults should always supervise older children.
- People with weakened immune systems, including seniors, should
not handle young poultry.
- Avoid kissing baby chicks, do not eat or drink around them and
do not allow them in areas where people may eat or drink.
- Don't allow baby chicks inside the home.
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