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Workers Sickened At Poultry Vaccine Plant

by 5m Editor
31 August 2007, at 11:26am

US - At least five workers at a poultry vaccination plant fell ill from salmonella exposure late last year, underscoring risks associated with the manufacture of veterinary products, the national Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

As many as 21 workers reported symptoms consistent with salmonella exposure in the one-month period following a spill of liquid containing salmonella in November, but only five workers were confirmed through tests to have been exposed to salmonella, the CDC in Atlanta said. None of the sickened workers at Lohmann Animal Health International required hospitalization.

Salmonella, which sickens about 40,000 people and kills about 600 each year in the United States, causes diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting.

Source: MSNBC

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