CDC: DON'T DRESS UP YOUR CHICKENS FOR HALLOWEEN
People sometimes like to dress up their pets in Halloween costumes, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging chicken owners to not dress up their fowl. The organization says costumed chickens run the risk of infecting people with a potent strain of salmonella.
So far, at least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with raw chicken products. Complicating this is the fact that there's been a rise in the number of Americans who have chickens as pets.