- 324 people have become ill in 35 states since January
- Most reported contact with live fowl at home, work or school before getting sick
(CNN)Seven outbreaks of salmonella linked to live poultry in backyard flocks have caused 324 cases of illness in 35 states since January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Sixty-six of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. One person has died, although salmonella was not a factor in the death, the agency said.