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    CDC: Stop Snuggling Your Chickens

    What the cluck? The trend of keeping backyard chickens in urban areas has fueled the spread of salmonella, exacerbated by owners who bring the birds inside to pet, cuddle and even kiss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that from 1990 to 2014 poultry-related outbreaks have grown in size and frequency, accelerating drastically since 2006. While some cities have banned chicken-keeping, the CDC just advises that owners should wash hands frequently, clean coops wearing outdoor-only boots and avoid bringing chickens inside — even the cutest chicks.

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