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Flint Hills Community Health Center urging residents to be cautious around live poultry after Salmonella outbreak

The Flint Hills Community Health Center is urging residents to be cautious around live poultry after multiple outbreaks were confirmed this week nationally of human Salmonella infections.
 
No confirmed cases have been reported in Lyon County, but 12 cases have been reported in Kansas. Health Center registered nurse Melissa Smith says people need to take extra steps to protect themselves.
 
 
 
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.
 
Smith says typically when the health center receives a report of Salmonella or other foodborne illnesses, they will contact the person and go through a seven day prior-to-illness investigation to pinpoint where the illness originated. Nearly 800 cases of human Salmonella infections were reported nationwide this week.