Birders: @CDCgov is investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to wild song birds. Eight people have been hospitalized in disparate parts of the country. CDC advises being careful about hand hygiene when handling bird feeders, baths. https://t.co/dFYolUphGz
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) April 1, 2021
Probably not necessary to remind y’all about washing your hands, but I ran into this note while aggregating last night’s COVID thread. Two cautions I hadn’t considered: The CDC says you shouldn’t let your pets hang around under bird feeders (they can still watch, from a safe distance), and they suggest you don’t wash birdfeeding equipment in the kitchen, just to be super-sure about avoiding contamination.