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Chicken Disease in humans..have you heard of this?

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Ok, my co-worker came to me and said that her cousin had "Chicken Disease"  I have never heard of this not had she.  This disease is affecting her cousins eye, but most often effects the lungs.  They told her it was because she was around chickens... Anyone heard of this or what it could be?

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http://www.cdc.gov/NASD/docs/d000701-d000800/d000752/d000752.html

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There's Poultry Keeper's lung.  It's basically a long term severe allergic reaction to the dander found in poultry feathers.  Kinda like tuberculosis.  Kinda.  I'm not very familiar with it, but I remember reading about it.

The Marek's Disease vaccine can cause a severe eye infection, though I've never heard of it affecting the lungs.  Plus, I've accidentally shot the vaccine in my eyes twice... it never hurt me.  So I doubt it's that.

-Courtney
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-Courtney
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oh no I think I got scabies from my cat...or maybe from my dog....does chickens get scabies?   ...lol   I think you can contract more diseases from humans than animals....

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Chickens don't carry scabies, but they do carry other annoying, similar pests.  I got chicken lice once.  They don't survive long but dang are they annoying.

-Courtney
      Something smells fowl... Moody's Bantams
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Common sense... Wash your hands after handling chickens esp if your going to make or eat lunch... avoid heavy dust and amonia etc from cleaning the coop by having good ventilation, if such things were common we'd all be at death's door.

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Thanks everyone.  I assumed that it all had to do with hygene.  If common sense is used I see no fear of getting any of these diseases.

2 children, 3dogs, 2 cats and now 65 chickens.   Love them all, but the chickens are cheapest entertainment.
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