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Baby fowl can be dangerous gifts for children at Easter | Preston Citizen

Baby fowl can be dangerous gifts for children at Easter

April 4, 2012
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Baby chicks and ducklings may look like cute Easter gifts, but the young fowl can be dangerous for children. State health officials are warning Idahoans to resist the temptation to purchase them as holiday presents.

“Baby chicks and ducklings, often advertised as Easter gifts, pose a real health risk for young children and those with weakened immune systems,” says Dr. Leslie Tengelsen, deputy state epidemiologist for the Division of Public Health. “These birds may appear healthy, but they can carry strains of Salmonella and other bacteria that can cause serious illness in people.”

This story is sponsored by Franklin County Merchants.


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