OLYMPIA – Six Washington residents have been sickened as part of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, believed to be linked to wild songbirds, particularly Pine Siskins.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 19 cases of Salmonella in eight states. Washington state is currently reporting six cases, including residents of Clark (1), King (1), Lewis (1), Kitsap (1), Spokane (1) and Thurston (1) counties. Three Washington cases have required hospitalization.
Symptoms of Salmonella can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In severe cases, the infection can be fatal. Infants, young children, the