You've been warned.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) is reminding folks to not kiss or snuggle with chickens due to a Salmonella outbreak.

According to a CDC report, over 1,000 people have been infected this year and the primary source seems to be from poultry or ducklings in your back yard.

Thus, that is why the CDC is warning you to avoid contact with chickens. You should also NOT allow the birds into your home.

If you'd like more tips and information on this latest warning visit the CDC's website.