At a recent meeting of the National Poultry Improvement Program, a draft of a brochure on salmonella prepared by the CDC was reviewed. The document warns the public against direct contact with poultry as a common source of human salmonella infections.

The cover shows a day-old chick and egg with the caption “After you touch ducklings or chicks wash your hands so you don’t get sick.”


The meeting considered the draft too broad, implicating all poultry and eggs with a risk of infection with salmonella.