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Seven Salmonella Cases Reported in Six New Mexico Counties

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEW MEXICO - Salmonella cases have been reported in New Mexico.

We know of seven cases so far and that includes people in Eddy and Lea Counties. The other counties are Curry, Luna, Otero and Taos County.

Four of them involve infants.

Health officials tell NewsWest 9, the cases are linked to exposure to baby chicks.

They also said salmonella in children can be fatal.

Families are advised to now allow chicks or other baby birds into their homes.

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