PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) - A New Mexico chicken farm has been linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak and children have been affected the most so far.
The state Department of Health found a strain of the bacteria at Privett Hatchery in Portales.
They supply baby chicks to feed stores and mail order customers all over the country.
So far, 316 people have been infected with the strain included 19 in New Mexico.
More than half are children 10 and younger.
No deaths have been reported but at least 51 people have been hospitalized.
Health officials say Privett is cooperating with their investigation into the outbreak.
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