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People Still Won't Stop Kissing Chickens, Even Though It’s Making Them Sick

COVID-19 has proved that convincing people to follow health advice isn't always easy.In 2017, after salmonella outbreaks were traced to backyard chickens, the CDC warned us about getting close to chickens.Now, in 2020, salmonella outbreaks have once again been traced to backyard chickens.And the CDC has issued a new warning advising people against getting cozy with backyard birds..Don't kiss backyard poultry or snuggle them and then touch your face or mouth, CDC.When the CDC first began investigating, 97 people had been infected in 28 states, with cases dating back to February.This week, the CDC updated its investigation, noting that, now, 465 people had been infected across 42 states.Always wash your hands after dealing with these birds, eggs, or their surroundings, using hand sanitizer if necessary

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