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Four Vt. children contract salmonella

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Health officials are again warning the public about the dangers of handling chicks after four small children in Vermont contracted salmonella.

Health officials say for the fourth year in a row, baby poultry from a single hatchery in Ohio are responsible for an outbreak of salmonella infections in Vermont and other states across the country.

All of the children have recovered from the bacterial infections that cause severe intestinal illness.

Health officials warn people not to kiss the cute birds and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling them.

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